Ahmedabad: Post Graduate medical aspirants have decided to stage a dharna and rally at BJ Medical College, against the admission criterion declared by the state government recently. The students claim that the state government has decided to reserve 25% of the seats for in service candidates, which they said was contrary to the rules of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Agitated students are demanding that admissions should be held at BJ Medical College instead of the planned venue at Gandhinagar; as was done at the time of admissions for undergraduate medical courses. They also demanded that preference be given to students who have completed MBBS from the Gujarat University, for admission to colleges affiliated to GU.
The Gujarat University’s decision of giving preference to its own students for admission in PG medical courses for the academic year 2017-18 had earlier, been upheld by the Gujarat High Court.
After the university gave preference to MBBS graduates from its own colleges over students from other universities, eleven students put in a petition against the university’s decision, in the Gujarat High Court. However, the court upheld the university’s decision, reports TOI.