Bhopal: The Advance Institute of Medical Science’s first year student batch is accusing the college administration, of demanding an alleged Rs. 4 lac over and above the Admission and Fee Regulation Committee( AFRC) recommended fee of Rs 5 lakh per year. The students expressed their protest against the demand here .
The students have also alleged that despite repeated complaints made by them, no action has been taken by the Directorate of Medical Education(DME), and the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC), Madhya Pradesh. The first complaint, regarding the alleged demand was made by the students in July, reports the Free Press Journal.
In this regard, the student of the college we seen holding a protest at the college premises, reports TOI. The protest took a bad turn when further the students of the Advance Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) complained of being roughed up by the administrative staff of the college.
The students of the institute allege that the college administration was exerting pressure on them to pay the additional about Rs 4 lac,as they said it was to cover the costs of library, infrastructure, hostel, mess and cultural activities.
The first student complaint was registered in July. Both DME and AFRC officials admit to have received these complaints. However, when it came to taking action on these complaints, the two have been passing the buck onto the other, allege students. Approximately, 150 students have been on strike for almost a week.
“Some parents and students met college administration. After we demanded a receipt for additional payment, students were threatened and roughed up,” alleged an MBBS student. “We have approached DME and AFRC to intervene,” he added.
With matters turning worse, students have reached Bhopal with their grievance
An AFRC official said, “Notice has been served on the college. However, taking any action falls under jurisdiction of DME.” “We are analyzing situation but any action has to be initiated by AFRC,” said a DME official, as reported by the TOI.