THREE COLLEGES BANNED FROM ADMITTING MED STUDENTS
MUMBAI: There will be 350 less seats for undergraduate medical and dental courses in Maharashtra this year after Medical Council of India (MCI) banned three medical institutes from admitting students for 2018-19 academic year.
“Two out of three institutes had faced similar trouble last year as well, but they had managed to make necessary structural changes to secure MCI permission before admissions this year. But it looks difficult, so we are not including these institutes in common admissions at all,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER).
One of the colleges barred from admitting students is Vedantaa Institute of Medical Sciences, Palghar, state’s first private limited medical college.
“Not only has the institute been banned from admitting students in 2018-19, we’ve also heard that the institute is being derecognised by MCI. We are worried about the future of our children as they were admitted to the institute last year,” said the father of one of the 147 students who are currently finishing first-year MBBS course at the institute.
Vedantaa spokesperson refused to comment.