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Court slams state of ‘ill-equipped’ medical colleges
By Nirmala Joseph October 02, 2013
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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has slammed the state of ‘ill-equipped’ medical colleges that produce ‘half-baked professionals.’

Announcing the verdict on a petition against the Medical Council of India’s (MCI) move to disqualify the Sri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute in Kancheepuram, Justice KK Sasidharan said such institutions have now become a lucrative business enabling entrepreneurs to make easy money.

The MCI had found out that the Sathya Sai Medical College had allegedly produced forged/fake certificates and furnished false information for getting extension of approval. The CBI had conducted a surprise verification in the college on July 26, 2010 and registered a case against the petitioner and the Vice-Chancellor.

Sasidharan dismissed a petition filed by MK Rajagopalan, chairman of Sri Balaji education and charitable public trust, which runs the college. Rajagopalan, also vice-chancellor, had filed his petitions before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Egmore, which allowed discharge applications after hearing the CBI.

On June 7 the MCI sent a show-cause notice to Rajagopal, citing a CBI report, which alleged manipulation of records and asked him to appear before its Ethics Committee on June 29. Notices were also issued to 26 faculty members.

Rajagopal, however, took the stand that since he was already discharged by the criminal court, there was no basis to continue the proceedings by the Ethics Committee.

Dismissing Rajagopal’s plea, Justice Sasidharan said the interest of public at large or the threat they would pose to society by candidates who have studied in ill-equipped institutions has not been the subject of serious discussion so far by those who were at the helm of affairs.

The judge pointed out that imparting education was earlier considered pious and charitable.

“The universities established by the Central or state government have no control over many of the medical colleges on account of conferment of deemed university status,” he said.

“It is said even for awarding more marks or to make a failed candidate pass in MBBS some of the deemed universities are charging hefty sum. If this trend goes on, a time would come when patients would verify the degree certificates of medical professionals before taking treatment.”
 

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