Para-Medical Students Stage Protest Against GMC

Srinagar: Para-medical students Saturday accused Government Medical College authorities of ruining their career for petty gains.

The aspirants of various paramedical courses of AMT School Srinagar staged a protest in Press Enclave Srinagar castigating GMC Srinagar for cancelling their admission on what they described as flimsy grounds. They said despite being selected on merit basis they were denied the admission.

“Ironically, the notice issued by GMC Srinagar with regard to cancellation of admissions dates back to 19 January 2020 and today it was uploaded on its official website,” the protesting students alleged.

They said due to this ‘arrogance’ of GMC, students have lost a precious year of their career.

“We had submitted our forms in February last year and the tentative selection list came out after eight months in October. It had been clearly written in the tentative selection list that was issued, that the admission process will be started within 15 days of the publishing of the list. Since October 2020, we were waiting for the admission but yesterday a shocker came from the authorities when they uploaded a notice informing us our admissions have been cancelled,” said a student Fayaz Ahmed.

At least 420 students were waiting with a hope to get admission but for the reason better known to the Principal GMC, the admissions were cancelled.

The protesting students sought the intervention of Lieutenant Governor. “Mr LG, could you please intervene and ask authorities why they played with our careers,” questioned a student.

The students accused Principal GMC Srinagar of misbehavior and arrogance saying this woman doesn’t listen to anyone and always misbehave with those who appear before her with any grievance.

“If GMC says admissions are done by BOPEE then why they wasted our time, issued forms and selection list,” they said.

Meanwhile, the order issued by Pamposh Ganju Under Secretary to the Government & Medical Education Department reads that BOPEE has been notified as the Designated Authority for making admissions in a centralized manner to the Nursing, Pharmacy and various Paramedical Courses in  the Government run Institutions as well as the Private Institutions and also the Universities in J&K.  As such it is not possible to make an exception by allowing AMT School, Srinagar to take the batch of the session 2019-20 at this stage as this will be in violation standing statutory orders.

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