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HC decision on Chintpurni Medical College students’ transfer awaited

New Delhi: Chintapurni Medical College has not been able to establish itself as a running medical education institution due to the complete breakdown of academic processes. These primarily being appointments of teaching faculty. The constant moving of teachers leading to disruption of classes. The other major setback being the inability on the part of the college to clear MCI inspections.

So grave is the situation that matters have reached the High Court and its verdict will decide the students fate, who are seeking transfer to other colleges in order to continue uninterrupted study.

The fate of the Chintapurni Medical College students will be sealed  after the High Court verdict on the matter.The Punjab and Haryana High Court  passed a judgement on July 11, ordering the Director, Research and Medical Education Dr. Manjit Mohi to appear in court. Mr Mohi is to appear  for a discussion on the  government’s submission about moving students from Chintapurni College to other colleges run by the state.

The order regarding the issue is most probably going to take a few months as the medical department’s decision regarding the withdrawal of essentiality certificate to the college is still pending.

About the students and the dispute

The 2014-15 students enrolled are wanting to exit due to the complete collapse of the academic study. The teachers keep moving out of the medical college and classes keep getting disrupted. The students wanting to build a better career and future as doctors and therefore, want to move out of the institution.

Beginnings of the problem:

The Medical Council of India(MCI) requires new medical colleges to clear inspections for the first batch. Colleges are granted recognition once in every five years after the passing of a batch. Chintpurni’s failure to clear inspection in the first two years  has created apprehensions in the minds of the students; leading to them asking for transfer to other state medical colleges.

“To start the batch, the college had to move the Supreme Court and promise to deliver adequate facilities,” said a parent of a medical student from Bathinda, to the press. “But the last two MCI inspections revealed how the college had almost no teacher.” He further added. According to him this inability to appoint adequate staff  lead to parents requesting for a transfer of their wards.

Vikas Partap, Medical Education Secretary, when asked to comment on the situation declined saying that the matter was in court. His affidavit promises student transfers by November.

Source: with inputs
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