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JMCH denied admission rights

- Medical council refuses permission

Jorhat, May 3: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has denied permission to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) to admit its fifth batch of students because of “some deficiencies” in the college.

The JMCH public relations officer, Purnima Baruah, who is also a doctor and faculty at the college, said the reasons behind the denial are not known. The college will be given the chance to comply with the added requirements, once the full report comes.

“We are optimistic that admissions will take place once we get the full report,” she said.

The MCI team had inspected JMCH in March but the medical college came to know of the denial of permission only after the news was uploaded on the MCI’s official website two days ago.

“The MCI will inform the Centre, which will in turn inform us,” Baruah said.

She said it had been heard that the MCI team had found infrastructural deficiency especially with regard to hostel seats. The first inspection of the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, Jorhat, was held on April 20-21, 2010.

The letter of permission to 100 students admission into the MBBS course was received vide letter MCI-No 34(41)/2010-Med/872 dated July 13, 2010. Later four more inspections had taken place in which four batches of 100 students each had taken admission to the college.

Baruah said recognition by MCI is accorded only after the fourth batch appears for its finals and all five batches take admission and the college functions without any hitches.

On the other hand, the medical body has cancelled the affiliation of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College, which was set up at Barpeta on 2010. The MCI has decided to cancel the affiliation of the newly set up medical college here on the basis of reports submitted by its team deputed to the college in March this year.

According to sources, the MCI team has stated in its report that “lack of proper infrastructure and faculty” are the deficiencies in the college. Principal of FAA Medical College Bhawani Chakravarty said he has not received any notice from the MCI till this evening claiming that the medical college has inadequate infrastructure and faculty.