Staying her stand, the student claimed that she had tendered her resignation from the residency programme before taking admission in MD, Anaesthesia
Ahmedabad: The division bench of the Gujarat High Court has recently allowed discharge of a Post-Graduate (PG) medico from admission at the Medical College of Sumandeep Vidhyapith while concluding in favour of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
The student, who is pursuing the clinical course of MD Anaesthesia, cleared her NEET in 2016-17, but because of lower marks, she didn’t make through the MCC’s merit list. However, she qualified for admission after the Centre decided to lower percentile marks in May 2017 but still, her name did not come up in the list.
At that time, she began pursuing a residency course at Baroda Medical College in non-clinical residency programme in Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM).
Seeking admission, the PG student then moved the university directly and was granted provisional admission on basis of her NEET score. This ‘direct admission’ came to notice of the apex Medical Council who immediately directed the medical college and the university to discharge her from the MD course.
The reason implied for the action by the Medical Council of India was that the doctor acquired “void admission”, as according to the said guidelines of medical admission, she should have made it to the NEET’s merit list, which she didn’t.
Challenging the Medical Council’s decision , the student moved the High Court.
During that hearing, the MCI defended its decision citing, “She did not get admission through the admission committee, which is the rule. The admission committee had not considered her for the merit list because she was enrolled in the residency programme.”
Defending her stand, the student claimed that she had tendered her resignation from the residency programme before taking admission in MD Anaesthesia.
Observing all the arguments made by both , the student and the Medical Council of India, a single-judge bench ordered the education authorities including MCI not to disturb her studies and regularize her admission.
However, MCI challenged this order before the division bench by filing an appeal seeking discharge of the medico from the medical college.
Now, the division bench of the HC has ruled that the student was admitted by ‘bypassing’ the admission procedure of the admission committee and she should be discharged from the course, confirmed a recent report by TOI.