Students await admission, Himachal government, varsity get notice



Shimla: The issue of denying admissions to 150 students into first year of MBBS course by Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU) at Kumarhatti in Solan has now reached the Himachal Pradesh high court. After aggrieved students filed petition, the court on Friday issued notices to state government, MMU, Union health secretary and Medical Council of India directing them to file their replies by September 20.

Students along with their parents had met chief minister Virbhadra Singh, chief secretary V C Pharka and health secretary Omkar Sharma but they all failed to resolve the issue. After seeing no end to their miseries, parents finally decided to move court.

One of the aggrieved parents, Rajnish Rana, said state government has failed to resolve the issue on which they moved court. He said that on September 30, Medical Council of India portal would be closed for the new session and students not enrolled by then would be left out.

“In our petition we have submitted that the court should take cognizance of the denial of admission to students by MMU. We have also sought directions for the state government to provide provisional admission to students in other medical colleges of state,” Rana added. He said that before allocating seats at MMU, state government should have taken into consideration the ongoing fee dispute between MMU and government. He said it is the responsibility of the government and MMU to secure the future of students.