Mumbai: The Medical Council of India (MCI), has been reprimanded by the Bombay High Court for not having conducted an inspection of the D. Y. Patil Medicine College which had applied for a seat increase, from 150 to 250.
Ironically, the Council after having granted the college permission to increase its seat numbers, last year, refrained the college from admitting students beyond 150, on the grounds of existing deficiencies. The College, however, went ahead to deny the MCI claims, in this regard, by putting up college data on the MCI website. This data posting led the court to direct the Council to conduct an inspection, at its earliest, or else it would be forced to pass orders, in this regard.
The division bench of Justices Bharati Dangre and Bhushan Gavai court were responding to a writ filed by Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College regarding the refusal of the MCI refusing to grant them permission to increase their intake capacity from 150-250.
The college revealed that while permission had been granted to it for intake increase in 2016-17, the Medical Council of India had asked them to refrain from filling up the additional seats on grounds that a six percent deficiency still existed, to grant them permission to make admissions on the increased seats, reported Asian Age.