BHUBANESWAR: Continuing their protests over relocation of students of Sardar Rajas Medical College (SRMC), 30 students of MKCG Medical College along with their counterparts from VSS Medical, Burla staged protest at PMG Square here on Wednesday.
A similar agitation was also staged by students of Hi-Tech Medical College, who are demanding that counselling procedure be followed while accommodating students of SRMC in the two Government medical colleges.
They said Government medical seats should be allocated to deserving candidates as per the merit list of National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) of 2013.
Last month, the Orissa High Court had directed for relocation of SRMC students in VSS and MKCG colleges which was protested by students of both the Government medical colleges. They said when the Medical Council of India (MCI) has been rejecting proposals of both the colleges for increasing seats citing lack of infrastructure and manpower, relocation of more students will only add to the existing problems. They said there would be problems in sharing classrooms, laboratories and hostels.
On the other hand, students of Hi-Tech said if SRMC students can be accommodated in two Government medical colleges, then they too have a right to get admission into these institutions as they had scored better ranks in NEET, 2013.