No migration will be permitted from a private medical college to a government one or from a private college to another private one, the directorate of medical education (DME) has stated in its counter-affidavit filed in the Madras High Court, last week.
The counter was filed in response to a student seeking a transfer from the DD Medical College and Hospital in Kunnavalam village in Tiruvallur district to a government medical college or any other private college.
As per a January 2012 government order, no migration will be permitted on any ground from one medical college to another located within the same city, the counter said.
This was because the seat would remain vacant in the relieving college. However, migration will be considered on genuine grounds such as death of parents or guardians, illness of the student causing disability and disturbed conditions declared by the government. However, the purpose of C Florence Priyashanthini of Keel Kattalai from DD Medical College to another one, private or government, did not fall under the conditions laid down for migration. If such migrations were allowed then it would open the floodgate.
Moreover the petitioner was not admitted in the DD Medical College under the Single Window System (SWS) of admission. The college itself had not surrendered the prescribed number of seats to the government as its quota, the counter added.
In response to another writ petition from R Sathish and 38 others, all students of second year of the DD Medical College, the State Health Secretary submitted that the MCI had denied permission to register the students admitted during 2011-12. The admission of 250 students without MCI’s permission was in total violation of the IMC Act as well as the regulations framed there under and hence they would not be entitled to any benefit. The MCI directed the State government to take appropriate legal action against the college authorities for misrepresenting to the students and thereby cheating them. The request of the petitioners, if granted, will set a dangerous precedence as it could not be implemented, the counter added.