Raipur: Chhattisgarh High Court has issued notices to the National Medical Commission (NMC), central and state government, Chandulal Chandrakar Durg Memorial Medical College and National Examination Board, demanding a response to one of the 2016 student petitions of -17 MBBS school batch medical. Students who have passed the NEET PG exam cannot take any PG courses outside Chhattisgarh and the only reason is that their class of 2016-17 is not recognized by the NMC.
Pressured by the apathy of the relevant central authorities, two students, Gupta Shubam Vijay and Vanshika Verma, filed separate petitions through lawyer Mateen Siddiqui.
NMC, Secretary of the Unitary Health Department, Chhattisgarh Asked Department of Health, Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College and the National Testing Agency are requested to respond to the notification by 14 June.
The applicants are MBBS graduates and have passed the NEET PG 2023 exam and wish to pursue postgraduate programmes, the board said, adding that PG consultations are likely to take place in the near future.
Previously, in the 2016-17 session, the applicants had attended the 2016 MBBS course at Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Durg. The total duration of the course is four and a half years, plus one year of mandatory rotation.
Furthermore, the applicant has passed the medical school’s MBBS course annually and also completed a one-year internship on May 9, 2022.
The petitioners received a certificate of completion from Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Durg, affiliated with Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial Health Sciences and Ayush University of Chhattisgarh, Raipur, certifying that they passed the MBBS course, and also earned the MBBS degree.
They also receive a certificate of registration from the Chhattisgarh Medical Council and are permitted to practice as doctors.
Applicants who are candidates for the PG medical course also appear and are eligible for the 2023 NEET PG exam.
In order to gain admission and participate in admissions counseling for the PG Medical degree, the applicant’s college cohort must be recognized in the MBBS degree by the NMC.
It is important to mention that Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Durg used to be a private institution which was later taken over by the Government of Chhattisgarh on 9 September 2021.
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The medical school is recognized by the NMC for MBBS courses only for students admitted in the 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16 academic years, but not for the following years. The reason given was a pandemic, so an assessment could not be made.
As the NEET PG results have already been announced and consultation/admissions can begin immediately, the petitioners have requested the college authorities to complete the MBBS recognition formalities batch 2016-17, to which the authorities have responded on the grounds that this is the case Reporters have been sent repeatedly, but The NMC has so far taken no action, lawyers explained to the court.
Even after repeated requests in which the NMC defendants did not provide credit for the 2016-17 MBBS Batch, the plaintiffs were forced to file this petition, the lawyers said.
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