Uncertainty prevails over admission to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (IGMCRI) in the current year, which is yet to get the approval from the Medical council of India for admission of students.
As the last day for inspection by the Medical Council of India elapsed on Tuesday, without the MCI visiting college for a re-inspection, concerns surfaced in various quarters , particularly aspiring students. The MCI had earlier denied approval to the college citing deficiencies in faculty and minor lapses in infrastructure. Responding to that, the medical college authorities had written to the MCI seeking revision of its opinion on the approval. “When the MCI team had visited on April 17 and 18 and found out the deficiencies ,the process of recruitment of faculty was going on. Now 132 faculty members that include Professors, Assistant Professors, Senior Residents, Junior residents and tutors have been recruited. After this recruitment, the deficiency should be well within the limits,” authorities claimed.
A team of officials representing the government and the medical college had also met the MCI chairman in person in New Delhi and explained to them. Thereafter it was expected that MCI would revisit the college, but that did not happen.
However the authorities are keeping their fingers crossed on approval. ”The MCI would have felt convinced by the presentation made citing fulfillment of the MCI requirements with regard to faculty and infrastructure. They may give the approval without a revisit as they could have felt that re-inspection was not required,“ said a senior authority. The approval should come in a couple of days, he added.
However concerns remain for the aspiring students who want to pursue medicine, till the uncertainty is cleared. They are pinning their hopes on the medical institution as it is the only government medical college providing 105 seats for the students of the UT.