MCI Derecognises 32 Medical Colleges in India, 4,000 Students in Lurch

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MCI Derecognises 32 Medical Colleges in India, 4,000 Students in Lurch
Highlights: Following the failure of 32 private medical colleges to pass the test by Medical Council of India, the fate of 4 thousands medical students hangs in uncertainty. Following this failure, MCI de-recognises medical colleges in India.

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.

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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.

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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

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CollegeDekho User - 1 year, 2 months ago
WHY MINISTRY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE IS SALIENT EVEN AFTER DECISION TAKEN BY MCI ON 13 JANUARY 2017 TO DEBARRED THE FAKE AND FRAUD MEDICAL COLLEGES ? WHATS GOING ON ? WHY AGAIN AND AGAIN CORRESPONDENCE GOING ON WITH THE MINISTRY AND MCI ? WHEN HIGHEST AUTHORITY BY CONSTITUTION MCI HAS ALREADY TAKEN THE DECISION AFTER THE INSPECTION CONDUCTED AS INSTRUCTED BY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE WHO TOLD MINISTRY TO ISSUE CONDITIONAL LETTER OF APPROVAL ? AND IT IS CLEARLY MENTIONED IN LETTER OF APPROVAL THAT ANY DISCREPANCIES FOUND AFTER INSPECTION THEN COLLEGE WILL BE DEBARRED AND BG WILLL BE EN- CASHED AND SAME IS RECOMMENDED BY MCI ON 13 JANUARY 2017 ..WHY OC IS DOING SUCH DELAY IN CONVEYING THE DECISION ? IS SOME DEAL IS GOING ON WITH THE COLLEGES ?
CollegeDekho User - 1 year, 2 months ago
Simran Jeet Kaur, Judicial Magistrate 1, Dehradun, has cancelled the bail of Dr Atul Kishan Bhatnagar, head of the Subharti group of Institutions, whose cheques of several crores of rupees issued to complainant Nitu Verma had bounced. Dr Bhatnagar allegedly issued her cheques in a deal that she would designate him as a trustee of her Shri Shri 1008 Narayan Swami Charitable Trust that is running Shridev Suman Shubharti Medical College in Dehradun. Nitu, who claims to be the original owner of the medical college in question, pleaded in the court that the accused had not renewed the bank surety given in his bail plea and was trying to mislead the court with his absence. Hence his bail plea should be rejected. The Judicial Magistrate, acting on a report received from her office stating that the given bank fixed deposits for the bail expired on November 12, 2015, and October 17, 2015, ordered cancellation of Dr Bhatnagar’s bail. With this development the dispute over the accreditation of Sridev Suman Subharti Medical College, Dehradun, has turned murkier, jeopardising the future of 150 MBBS students, who were enrolled in 2016-17. An Oversight Committee (OC) of the Medical Council of India (MCI) mandated by the Supreme Court had given conditional permission to Dr Jagat Narain Subharti Charitable Trust to establish Sridev Suman Subharti Medical College in Dehradun but during inspection and evaluation on October 26 and 27 the MCI found several discrepancies, besides a land ownership dispute. Thereafter the executive committee of MCI at a meeting held on January 13 this year recommended to the Uttarakhand Ministry of Health and the oversight committee that Sridev Suman Shubharti Medical College should be debarred from admitting students to the MBBS course for two years. It also decided to encash the bank guarantee of Rs 11.50 crore furnished by the Dr Jagat Narain Subharti Charitable Trust to run the medical college in pursuance of the directives passed by the oversight committee. The MCI in its report stated that, “The trust does not fulfil the qualifying criteria of establishment of a new medical college”. The trust possesses 13.59 acres, which is disputed, and has failed to get any relief from the Uttarakhand High Court. The minimum requirement according to the MCI regulation is 20 acres, which could be in two pieces not more than 10 km apart. One piece should be of minimum five acres which was not the case as the college was having land in three pieces in three revenue villages, said the report. Meanwhile, the college authorities have expressed ignorance whether Dr Bhatnagar’s bail has been cancelled. Aggrieved medical students have welcomed the court order. They alleged that the college had charged exorbitant fees of Rs 11 lakh. Due to the dispute their future was in jeopardy and a compensation of Rs 25 lakh, according to the Allahabad High court ruling in the MC Saxena Medical College, Lucknow, case should be paid to each of them. Medical Education Director Dr Ashutosh Sayana said, “We are making efforts to ensure that the future of the students is not endangered and the department will try to adjust them elsewhere. We are working to act on the directions of the Secretary, Medical Education, the MCI and the Union government and ensure the refund of fees as soon as they receive directions in this regard
CollegeDekho User - 1 year, 2 months ago
Dehradun: Subharti Group of Institution’s Head, Dr Atul Kishan Bhatnagar faces an uncertain future with Simran Jeet Kaur, Judicial Magistrate 1 Dehradun, cancelling his bail on account of bounced checks issued to a complainant Nitu Verma. Dr Bhatnagar is alleged to have issued checks worth crores to Ms. Verma, on the promise that the latter would designate him as trustee of her Shri Shri 1008 Narayan Swami Charitable Trust, that is running the Shridev Suman Shubharti Medical College in Dehradun... Read more at Medical Dialogues: Bail of Subharti Group Head cancelled http://education.medicaldialogues.in/bail-of-subharti-group-head-cancelled/
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