Vijayawada: 65 NEET qualifiers of the 2015-16 batch of the Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences (FIMS) Kadapa staged a protest outside the NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) here on Tuesday, demanding that Vice-Chancellor CV Rao make arrangements for seats for them in their colleges without holding of counselling sessions.
The students registered their protest by raising slogans against the college management for “ruining their lives”. They said despite the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s assurances to them about admission provisions being made for those who had cleared the NEET exam for this year nothing had been worked out reported the New Indian Express.
Responding to the allegation, NTRUHS officials denied having been told of any such assurance having been given by the government to the students. CM Rao is believed to have convened a meeting with the founder of FIMS over the issue.
In an earlier story covered by Medical Dialogues the team reported that the derecognition ordered by the Supreme Court of Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences (FIMS) had escalated tensions at Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences when students of Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences (FIMS), Kadapa, staged a protest and threatened to commit suicide by jumping from the university administrative building. The medical students are extremely upset over de-recognition of their college by the Medical Council of India (MCI)
The Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu trying to bring the students from their cell tower from which the students were threatening to jump held a meeting with the Fathima students, telling them that the state government would ask the apex education regulator to see whether admission could be provided to them for the next academic session of the college.
With 80 students appearing for the exam with 65 qualifiers, the students are now demanding that they be given admissions in the current academic session as promised