Representational image, The government directed the college to comply with its directions to admit students under government quota seats or face actions

Taking a tough stand, Himachal Pradesh government ordered a Solan-based medical college to commence the admission process under 50 per cent government quota without delay. Earlier, the institute denied admissions to 150 MBBS aspirants.

The government also directed the college to act in accordance with its directions to admit students under the government quota seats or face action.

Tough message from Chief Minister:

  • The government was aware of the problem being faced by the candidates and their parents who had been denied admission by the college, said Chief Minister
  • Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said, “The government will intervene and take appropriate action in the interest of the students.”
  • The college would have to take affiliation from Himachal Pradesh University as a provision has been made in this regard by amending the HP Regulation of admissions and fixation of fee for Private Medical colleges in the state, he added.

Views of State Secretary (Health):

  • State Secretary (Health), Onkar Chand Sharma said, “The college management has been clearly told that non-compliance of government directions would attract strict action. Besides taking up the matter with Medical Council of India (MCI), action would also be taken under the laws enacted by the state government.”
  • Sharma said, under government and management quota, the college cannot deny admissions to the selected sudents under central counselling on the basis of NEET merit.
  • Many students who had preferred to pursue MBBS course have denied admission as the admission process have closed and these have no place to go, he said.

From September 13, the new academic session of MBBS has been started in all colleges and the management cannot deny the admissions after the counselling has been done.