MBBS Students’ Future in Jeopardy as Our College Failed Inspection

MBBS Students’ Future in Jeopardy as Our College Failed Inspection

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For the last 3 years, Glocal Medical College in UP’s Saharanpur has been barred from admitting students. Having failed several inspections from the Medical Council of India, the college’s recognition has been revoked.

One visit to the pre- and post-operative rooms can tell you why the MCI took this step.
Not even a single patient is admitted here. There is no staff either. There is a lack of infrastructure and basic amenities like equipment in the lab. We students have been left clueless, staging protests since 20 days ago.

(Photo Courtesy: Pankhuri Singhal)

MCI rules state that if, in the last five years, no batch is passed out, the college fails to get recognition. If the college does not get recognition, then we will not get the degree. It’s been three years since new admissions took place in our college.

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If we indeed don’t get a ‘recognised’ degree then we cannot continue with our studies, and neither can we practice anywhere. We will only get a marksheet and no degree. Where does that leave us?

We students demand that we are shifted to a recognised medical college.

“For the past six months, we are fighting this battle to be transferred to another MCI-recognised college. But no one has heard our plea.”
Mannu Sangwan, Student

This back and forth is ongoing for almost 7 months now. We are going from pillar to post for authorities to take action.

“In the past 7 months we’ve reached out to PM, DM and CM. We’ve reached out to people from the lowest to the highest authorities. We’ve shared our problems with everyone. All they say is that they are looking into the matter.”
Arpit Bansal, Student

We finally got some relief from the authorities in October and they assured us that we will be transferred. However, if our demands are not met in the next 15 to 20 days, we will continue with our protest or sit on an indefinite hunger strike.

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