Shimla: In a stern message to private Maharshi Markandeshwar Medical College for not getting affiliation from state-run Himachal Pradesh University, a state minister today said if the management is found guilty of violations "all options are open for the government".
The college is affiliated to Maharishi Markandeshwar University based in Haryana.
"We have clearly told the management that as per the conditions imposed while obtaining the essentiality certificate, the college was to be affiliated to HPU and in case the management did not abide by the conditions, all options are open to rein in the college management," HP Health and Family Welfare minister Kaul Singh Thakur told reporters.
"Medical Council of India (MCI), which permitted the college to admit 150 students in first batch of MBBS last year, was clearly told that the essentiality certification was given to MMM College and Hospital Trust and the college was affiliated with HPU and the matter is being pursued," he said.
Singh said the counselling for 75 seats of government quota would be done by HPU and in case the college did not agree to it, the seats would not be allowed to be filled.
He said that the college would have to seek fresh permission from government for admitting students to the second batch and it cannot "escape the noose" if it failed to?follow government instructions.