100 Annaii Medical College students demand shifting to Govt Colleges, reach court
Chennai: The Madras High Court has been approached by a group of 100 students of Annaii Medical College and Hospital in Sriperumbudur with a request that it orders the state government to transfer them to colleges run by the state with due permission of the union government. The request has been made as Annaji has been debarred by the centre from admitting students for the next two years.
The hearing which came up in the court of Justice N. Kirubakaran has been adjourned to October 10, 2017. Senior counsel A. Sirajudeen, who appeared for the student batch submitted that they were all second-year students of the college, who were admitted last year in the MBBS course in government and management category, based on their NEET marks. The college at the time of admission had the MCI approval.
A certification of the state government is an essential to get the central government’s nod for any management to establish a college. Some of the sections included in this state certificate guarantee the state’s “NO Objection”, and assure the availability of sufficient clinical material, as per the Council norms.The certificate is also inclusive of an undertaking on the part of the state effect if the college establishment fails to create college infrastructure as per
The certificate is also inclusive of an undertaking on the part of the state, that if the college establishment fails to create college infrastructure as per MCI norms, leading to admission debarment by the central government, the state government shall take over the responsibility of the already admitted students, of course with the prior permission of the Centre.
According to the student’s Counsel, they had information that the MCI had ordered a two-year admission debarment on discovering a number of shortcomings in the college. He informed the court that the college hospital had been shut down, with most of its staff leaving due to the crisis brewing in the institution.
Owned by Sri Devi Karumari Amman Educational Trust, the college owes more than Rs 86 crore to the Central Bank of India and another Rs 60 crore to Bank of India. According to information, the Central Bank of India has taken over the land along with the building already. It is said that the bank will be auctioning a part of it to retrieve the dues owed to it reports Deccan Chronicle.