Medical College to apply for MCI nod again

PUDUCHERRY: The Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research institute (IGMCRI) will be approaching the Medical Council of India (MCI)  for getting approval after it declined approval for a

Published: 30th May 2012 12:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:36 PM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: The Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research institute (IGMCRI) will be approaching the Medical Council of India (MCI)  for getting approval after it declined approval for admission of third batch of students in the 2012-2013 academic year.

The MCI in a letter to the college on Saturday declined the approval citing  primarily deficiency in faculty besides in other matters.

Responding to this the college authorities have ‘suitably’ written to the MCI seeking revision of its opinion on the approval.

“During the process of recruitment of  faculty, the MCI team had visited on April 17 and 18 and found out the deficiencies,”  said  P Jayakumar, director of the medical college.

Now 132 faculty members that include professors, assistant professors, senior residents, junior residents and tutors  have been recruited, he said, and added that after this recruitment, the deficiency should be well within the limits.

The medical institution has an intake of 150 MBBS seats. Students are pinning their hopes on this college for medical education  as it is the only government medical college under the territorial administration.

The authorities have said that if the MCI makes a re-inspection now, the faculty position should be  fine for grant of approval.

Meanwhile, the students would remain in a dilemma, till the cloud of uncertainty gets removed.

However, the seven self-financing medical colleges in the UT have got green signal for admission with most of the colleges having got the permanent recognition.

The seat position with respect to admissions through CENTAC is pending and will be decided after the government holds a meeting with the representatives of the colleges, that include four deemed institutions. In the previous year, all the seven colleges had surrendered 264 seats to CENTAC.

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