Faridkot-based Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) on Monday shifted 200 MBBS students of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, to other colleges across the state.
The Punjab government had on May 10 withdrawn permission to Gian Sagar Trust to run medical, dental, nursing and physiotherapy colleges. The classes in the college remained suspended since February 1 after the staff went on indefinite strike against the management for not clearing their dues.
Of the 1,437 MBBS, BDS and nursing students of the 2012-2013 batch, 200 were shifted to government medical colleges in Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot, Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, and Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Bathinda, as per the merit.
The university will hold counselling of 300 MBBS students on Tuesday.
The seats to NRI students were allotted through draw of lots. Some NRI students urged the university to allow them to choose an institute of their choice for internship. According to university rules, a student will have to do internship from the college where is he/she is enrolled.
BFUHS vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahdur said students will have to follow the rules. He said the students shifted to other colleges will pay the same fee as fixed during admission to the Gian Sagar College. But the shifted students will have to arrange for their accommodation as hostels in these colleges are already full.
Meanwhile, students of 2008, 2009 and 2010 batches also reached the counselling venue. A special committee was formed to look into their queries. “We were not expecting students from old batches for the counselling. They should have completed their five years degree by now. We have asked the students to submit their applications and we will fix the date of their counselling,” said an official.