Chintpurni Medical College denied permission for 150 MBBS seats: MCI gives Point by Point Disapproval
With this response made public via the recent official notice by MCI, the Apex medical council has point by point elucidated for its said denial mentioning the Chintpurni Medical College authorities' negligence in rectifying all the gross deficiencies found at the medical college since its inception in 2011.
Pathankot: In a setback to Chintpurni Medical College authorities, who sought to conduct MBBS admissions from the current academic year, the Board of Governors in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI BoG) has denied its permission.
The confirmation to this effect surfaces via an official communiqué by the MCI to the Director of Chintpurni Medical College, who had approached the apex medical council for the concerned permission. With this response made public, the Apex medical council has point by point elucidated for its said denial mentioning the institute's authorities' negligence in rectifying all the gross deficiencies found at the medical college since its inception in 2011.
In its order dated May 21, 2019, the MCI BoG has conveyed to the Director that the medical college is completely defunct. “Having regard to complete failure on the part of your college to bring up proper infrastructure in accordance with the MCI Regulations, it would cause great prejudice to any student who is permitted to be admitted in your medical college as the future of such a student will be uncertain,” the MCI stated.
Medical Dialogues had extensively reported about the controversial shutdown of Chintpurni Medical College after it was found that the institute was admitting students without the MCI approval ever since its inception in 2011. In addition, the college did not have the necessary infrastructure and did not provide adequate facilities for the purpose of medical studies.
In 2011, the Central Government granted a letter of permission to the Medical College for the intake of 150 MBBS students for the academic year 2011-12. Accepting the recommendation of the then Board of Governors, the renewal of permission was not granted by MoHFW to the college for the subsequent academic years i.e. 2012-13 and 2013-14 as the inspections carried out by the assessors of the Council revealed that there existed gross deficiency of teaching faculty, clinical material and other physical facilities in the medical college.
Once again for the academic year 2015-16, Executive Committee of the Council decided to recommend to the Central Government not to renew the permission for admission of 150 MBBS students after gross deficiencies were found during MCI inspection.
Accordingly, the Executive Committee decided to invoke/forfeit the Bank Guarantees submitted by your medical college.
Then the medical college authorities claimed that they had rectified the deficiencies and accordingly to verify the claim, the medical Council carried out the inspection. However, again, gross deficiencies were found.
Later, the centre was once again recommended to not renew the permission. Aggrieved, the medical college moved the Delhi HC which categorically observed that the conduct of the institute was clearly dishonest, contemptuous and would disentitle them from obtaining any relief. The medical college had then moved the SC which pleased to dismiss the said SLP as being infructuous.
No student was admitted in the medical college for the academic year 2015-16.
Soon after the 2% physical assessment in 2019, the MCI had received complaints against the medical college alleging various irregularities including allegations that the medical college had arranged fake faculty, doctors, residents, patients etc. for the purposes of MCI assessment.
The Central Govt after considering the recommendations of the Council and the deficiencies in the medical college decided not to renew the permission for admission of fresh batch 150 seats of MBBS course for the academic year 2016-2017
The Central Government accepted the recommendation of the MCI and debarred the medical college from admitting 150 students in MBBS course for two academic years-- 2017-18 and 2018-19 as well as permitted the apex medical council to en-cash the Bank Guarantee furnished by the medical college.
The 2011-12 and 2014-15 batch of students were shifted to other medical colleges in the state on the directions of the Supreme Court after the students sought to transfer to other medical colleges in the state.
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Thereafter, the Director of the Medical College moved MCI asking the authority to grant permission to carry out MBBS admission process for this academic year.
Now, the MCI while denying its permission, pointed out in the order,
“It is quite clear that there is no student studying in your medical college as they all have been transferred to other medical colleges, in view of gross deficiency of teaching faculty, clinical material and other physical facilities in your medical college. In fact, as stated hereinabove it is the students who were admitted in your medical college approached the Hon’ble Court stating on oath in their petitions that there is neither proper teaching nor proper facilities in your medical college to impart medical education. Further, it was due to your failure to provide proper facilities in your medical college that on two occasions the students had to be transferred to other medical colleges, thus jeopardising the future of the students.”
“It is relevant to point out that recognition granted to your medical college vide Govt. of India notification dated 26.09.2016 was a conditional recognition subject to fulfilment of the conditions mentioned therein. The said conditional recognition granted to your medical college does not become final, unless and until the condition attached thereto are fulfilled by the medical college. In your case, the conditions attached thereto have not been fulfilled and as stated above the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana as well as the Hon’ble Supreme Court had already observed that there are gross deficiencies in your medical college so much so that even the students admitted by you have to be transferred to other colleges. In view thereof, the Council is of the view that the conditional recognition granted to your medical college vide notification dated 26.09.2016 has become invalid as you have failed to comply with conditions imposed thereunder.”
MCI further made observations on the letter of the director requesting the apex medical body’s permission,
“It is stated in your letter under the reply that your college being recognised under section 11 of the IMC Act, 1956 cannot be debarred from admitting students as the procedure contemplated under section 10-A is not applicable to colleges who have been granted recognition. In this regard, it is stated that even in cases of recognised colleges it is open for the Council as well as Central Government where they have reason to believe that the medical college is not providing the requisite teaching facility, clinical material and other facilities prescribed under the MCI Regulations to initiate action and stop admission. Section 10-A does not prohibit the Council from taking action against the errant medical colleges, irrespective of the fact that such medical college has been recognised under section 11 of the IMC Act, 1956. In view thereof, the Council, as well as the Central Government can direct stoppage of admission in a recognised medical college where there is a blatant violation of the MCI norms and Regulations”
In this view of the matter, the MCI refused to accept the Medical College’s Director’s request for grant of permission to admit students.
“…your request for grant of permission to admit students cannot be accepted. Having regard to the above, the Board of Governors in supersession of the Council request you to submit you application/scheme u/s 10-A of the IMC Act, 1956 for grant of permission to admit students for the next academic year 2020-21 in accordance with the scheme of the IMC Act,1956. If the application is received, the same shall be scrutinised and processed by the Council as per the procedure laid down under the Act and the Regulations framed thereunder. Along with the scheme you are also requested to inform the council about the status of your bank loans, any default and the auction notices.”