The Medical Council of India has cautioned 32 medical colleges across the country that they would be barred from conducting admissions for the next academic session, as they did not follow the infrastructure and teaching norms. Among the list, two colleges are from Maharashtra. These include Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research and Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Pune.
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With this decision of Medical Council of India, parents and students are upset. The Directorate of Medical education and Research (DMER) assured the parents to not worry about the latest decision of MCI. One of the officials of DMER clarified that the list released by Medical Council of India is based on the inspection conducted by the council earlier.
Dr. Pravin Shingare, Director of DMER revealed that the recent announcement made by MCI is a notice to the colleges to rectify the errors. If these colleges fail to rectify the errors, they will be barred from carrying out admissions for the next academic session.
He further added that parents need not worry about it as the colleges will take necessary steps to rectify the errors. However, these colleges need to rectify the errors by April or May. If the colleges fail to do so, there will be a problem. These institutes will then not be allowed to admit the students.
In the year 2016, a total number of 86 medical colleges were denied permission to carry out admissions as they lacked basic infrastructure and faculty.