ENARADA, Hubli, June 13, 2014
Condemning the decision of Medical Council of India (MCI) reducing 1650 MBBS seats in Karnataka and over 19000 seats in the country, Akhila Bharatiya Vidhyarti Parishat (ABVP) today held a protest in Hubli.
ABVP, the student wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blamed Karnataka Government for playing with the lives of poor merit students.
ABVP has requested MCI to be more liberal and return the seats taken away with Government Colleges immediately as it will help aspiring poor and intellectual students to pursue with medical career.
“MCI is shrinking 250 MBBS seats in Government Colleges and 1400 seats in Private colleges in Karnataka citing poor infrastructure, inadequate laboratories and shortage of faculty. But, Government in its Budget has reserve funds of crores of Rupees for improving infrastructure in Government medical colleges. It reflects corruption and ineffectiveness of state Government” Siddu Salimutt, Hubli City Secretary of ABVP said.
ABVP in a statement said, Government which spends crores of rupees for renovating Minister’s residence fails to provide basic infrastructure at Government colleges and it is a matter of shame that MCI has cancelled 100 seats in Government run Bangalore Medical College for lack of basic facilities at its Hostel. MCI has also reduced 50 seats each in other Government run Medical Colleges in Mysore, Bellary and KIMS-Hubli citing other reasons.
ABVP has urged the Government to focus on developing infrastructure which may revive decision of MCI.