KSU to stall classes
By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: The KSU has once again threatened to stall MBBS classes in the NEIGRIHMS in protest against the hospital authorities’ refusal to accept the nine candidates as referred by the State Government.
A delegation of the students’ body met NEIGRIHMS Director on Friday to raise its protest against the institute’s alleged bid to mislead the government on the norms of selection of candidates under the State quota.
“The institute must suspend the MBBS classes if our demands are not met,” KSU leader Hamlet Dohling said after meeting the Director.
He also accused the Dean of the institute of being involved in making certain changes in the admission norms.
The Governing Council resolution of NEIGRIHMS states, “The Council decided that in respect of these four states — Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh — the respective state governments may select their own students. The selection procedure should be purely on merit. ”
However, the NEIGRIHMS authorities earlier stated that it was mandatory for the State Government to hold entrance test to select the MBBS candidates under the State quota.
Even as the MBBS classes started on August 2, the nine students recommended by the government under the State quota are facing an uncertain future following their rejection by the NEIGRIHMS authorities.
Earlier, the KSU along with FKJGP also met Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad seeking his intervention in the matter.
“We cannot tolerate the local students still awaiting to learn their lessons while others have started their classes,” Dohling said.