Bhopal: The Supreme Court on Monday made a declaration that MBBS students of RKDF facing an uncertain future due to the Medical Council of India(MCI), cancelling the medical college’s affiliation, could be adjusted in other medical colleges of the state. It stated that there were sufficient vacant seats available for student admissions in the state’s medical colleges. The Apex Court urged the High Court to take an early decision in the case lying pending with it regarding the issue.
150 MBBS students had been given admission to RKDF Medical College in 2017. However, as a result of the MCI cancelling the college’s affiliation, the 150 students were left rudderless, moving back and forth in an attempt to get admission in other medical colleges of the state. In an earlier order too, the apex court had directed the government to accommodate these students in other medical colleges.
The MP government had successively filed a petition in the High Court announcing that 107 seats were vacant, after the NRI quota admission cancellation, and that the students should be accommodated on these seats. However, the students did not favour the High Court’s decision stating that the NRI students may take legal recourse in future to get admission under their quota. The students further asserted that they wanted to be admitted on seats which were free of legal entanglements in the future reports Free Press Journal.
The students revealed that the state government would not face trouble accommodating them, as they had earlier allocated 37 seats to them. They also informed of a medical college in Indore having vacant seats where they could be accommodated.