Chennai: More than 100 students of Annaii Medical College and Hospital in Sriperumbudur have approached Madras high court to direct the state government to take over the responsibility of students already admitted in the college with the permission of the Union government by transferring them to colleges run by the state government. The college has been debarred by the Central government from admitting students for two years from the current academic year.
Justice N. Kirubakaran before whom the three batch of petitions from 146 students came up for hearing on Friday, adjourned it to October 10. Senior counsel A. Sirajudeen, appearing for the students submitted that petitioners were the second year MBBS students of Annaii Medical College and Hospital and got admission for MBBS last year both in government and management quota based upon Neet scores. The college had got approval of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
The scheme for obtaining permission of the central government to establish a medical college mandates the receipt of a certificate from the state government. It certifies NOC of the state government and the availability of adequate clinical material as per the council regulations. In this certificate, among other details furnished by the state government, an undertaking has also been given by the government to the effect that in case the applicant fails to create infrastructure for the medical college as per MCI norms and fresh admissions were stopped by the central government, the state government shall take over the responsibility of the students already admitted in the college with the permission of the central government.
Students got information that MCI has now found number of deficiencies and the college had not addressed them. Hence, the central government has debarred the college from admitting students for two years, he added. He said the hospital in the college has been locked and most of the staff quit. The college was run by Sri Devi Karumari Amman Educational Trust, which owed more than `86 crore to the Central Bank of India and Rs 60 crore to Bank of India. Central Bank of India has taken possession of the land and building and plans to auction a part of the land and building of the college.