Thiruvananthapuram: With the Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelling the admissions to the DM Institute of Medical Sciences, Wayanad, and Mount Zion Medical College, Pathanamthitta, the future of 400 students admitted to MBBS courses was hanging in the balance.
The SC cancelled the admissions on a petition of Medical Council of India (MCI). The admissions were made based on a high court verdict against the MCI's denial.
Earlier on Monday, the admissions made to seats in Al-Azhar Medical College and Super speciality Hospital, Thodupuzha, was also cancelled.
DM Wayanad and Mount Zion has 150 seats each and Al-Azhar 100 seats. They have, however, been allowed to submit a petition challenging the decision considering the future of students, which is likely to be taken up on Friday.
The colleges were earlier given instructions by the MCI to resolve the inadequacies pointed out by the Lodha Commission appointed by the Supreme Court.
They were also asked to pay a fine of Rs 2 crore, which would be paid back to the college upon resolving all the inadequacies. The MCI argued that the colleges did not take steps for rectifying the deficiencies.