Parents, PG students stage sit-in at Vikarabad medical college for certificates
Parents and post-graduate students of Mahavir Medical College staged a protest in front of the college here
VIKARABAD: Parents and post-graduate students of Mahavir Medical College staged a protest in front of the college here on Wednesday resenting the management's refusal to return their original certificates which will enable them to seek admissions in other universities. The future of the students became uncertain after the National Medical Council (NMC) revoked the recognition of the college.
The NMC has cancelled the recognition of Mahavir Medical College after it was found to be violating the stipulated rules and guidelines following an inspection. The college management has subsequently moved the Telangana High Court, where the case is pending. The high court has however permitted the students to relocate to other colleges and universities.
Despite several requests from the students for their original certificates, the college management has been evading the issue before announcing that the documents would be handed over on September 7. The parents and students who flocked to the college on Wednesday were stung by the management's announcement that the certificates would be returned only after September 13 when the high court was expected to deliver its verdict in the case.
As the last date (September 12) for admissions is nearing, the students and parents staged a sit-in. The protestors also met Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy, who was in a review meeting at the new collectorate building, and conveyed their concerns to her. The minister assured the students of resolving the issue at the earliest after consulting Health Minister Harish Rao. She also advised the students to lodge a complaint with the police against the college management.