Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 26:
Three days after the provisional admission of 124 students of Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College into other medical colleges concluded, the students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Odisha’s Burla today locked the main gate of the college demanding immediate withdrawal of admission of students.
The students of VIMSAR locked the main gate of the government-run medical college and hospital and staged protest in front of it. Following this, the classes were suspended.
“The reporting date has been finalised for SRMC students from December 26-30. Till the case is heard at the Supreme Court on January 5, we won’t allow them to report here. The classes will be suspended till that date,” a fifth year student of VIMSAR, Palash Kumar Majhi Samantray said.
As per reports, the hospital employees were also prevented from entering the college.
It may be recalled that as many as 124 students were shifted to two government and three private medical colleges following a High Court order.
However, the students of the medical college have been protesting aginst this.
Out of the 124 students, 55 were shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur and 54 to VIMSAR in Burla. The rest 15 students were accommodated in three private medical colleges– Hi Tech Medical College, KIIMS and Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar. The two-day admission process began on December 22 based on All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) ranking.
The court had also asked the state government to file a compliance report on December 24.
Notably, the Medical Council of India (MCI) had withdrawn its recognition and affiliation to the college on ground of poor infrastructure and inadequate faculty strength earlier this year.