Following the failure of 32 private medical colleges to pass the test of Medical Council of India, the fate of 4 thousands medical students hangs in uncertainty over their career and losing their valuable years.
These medical colleges were approved by Supreme Court's appointed Oversight Committee in May 2016 from over 34 private medical colleges. But they were disapproved by MCI for failing to meet the required standards.
Retired Judge RM Lodha, who headed the Oversight Committee directed that if these colleges fail another inspection test, they will not be able to conduct admissions for another two years.
But these colleges admitted around 3,957 students in their first batch in 2016. Students admitted had cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). As per the rules, if the colleges get disqualified, these students studying their MBBS course should be moved to other medical colleges. But such an effort will be challenging as per the view of experts.
President of the Indian Medical Association, KK Aggarwal said that such a move would hamper the studies of other students and it will pose a problem for other approved colleges to accommodate so many students.
In November and December 2016, MCI conducted another round of inspection in 34 colleges. Only two colleges that met the regulator's benchmark:
Amaltas Institute of Medical Science Dewas Madhya Pradesh
- Maheshwara Medical College, Andhra Pradesh
The grounds basis which MCI recognised these colleges were:
- Shortage of faculty and resident doctors
- No emergency wards
- Vacant general wards
- Locked intensive care units (ICU)
- Fake faculty members and fake patients