SC provides relief to 100 Fathima Medical College students
Hyderabad: The Supreme Court in a recent directive to the Andhra Pradesh Government has asked it to explain how it plans to go about adjusting the 100 Fathima Medical College students in other medical colleges in order to protect disruption of study.The directive comes as a glimmer of hope for these 100 students who had lost their admission and a medical career due to a fraud played by the management.
The Mohammadiya Educational Society, which runs Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, is alleged to have admitted students for the academic year 2015-16, without having the Medical Council of India’s approval for running the course, for the year.
On completion of their Ist year, the students were made aware of the fact that the MCI had rejected their admissions on grounds of not having given approval to the college on grounds of insufficient faculty and facility.
The Council 2016 disapproval was seconded by the Hyderabad High Court when the society put in an application to defend itself.The court instead directed for a refund of fee money to the students by the medical college, reports Deccan Chronicle.
The NTR University went a step further by disallowing the students from taking their annual exam on the grounds that the facility did not possess a Council recognition and their admissions were, therefore, being considered as “against norms.”
Ever since a battle has ensued between the college authorities and parents of the children given admission to the college.The parents also sought court intervention in the matter pleading that in similar situations in other states the respective state governments had provided relief by adjusting the aggrieved students in other medical institutions.
While dealing with the petition the apex court sought the response of the AP government’s Counsel.
Meanwhile, Health Minister, Kamineni Srinivas addressing a press conference in Vijaywada, spoke of the government’s effort to reallocate seats to the FMC, Kadapa students in private and government medical colleges
He informed that the SC had taken on the case and was investigating the incidents related to the cancellation of seats by the Medical Council of India (MCI) due to lack of infrastructural facilities at this College.
The Minister made it clear that the state would take the FMC management to task for having allocated seats without having made adequate provisions for study.
Talking to the media, Kamineni Srinivas, said the students will be treated as a 2017 batch, instead of the previous year. He stated that he had taken up the children’s cause with both the Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu, as well as, the Chief Minister.
The students, he said had met him 16 times earlier, to seek justice for the management, that had cheated them, by allotting seats without basic facilities.
He said except one student, who got a rank in the NEET exam, all the remaining 99 would be reallocated seats through government efforts.
The government will furnish all information to the Supreme Court on student reallocation in two weeks he told Hans India.