Maha seeks permit cancellation of Beed-based Dental College
Beed (Maha): The Maharashtra government has strongly recommended de-affiliation and cancellation of all permits to Aditya Dental College here after an enquiry into a flurry of complaints against the institution.
In a letter to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Deputy Secretary of State Medical Education department A M Atram has sought cancellation of licence to the Beed-based college after the state government-commissioned enquiry following numerous complaints about infrastructure, clinical staff and alleged harassment of girl students by the management were found to be true.
The state government had constituted two separate committees to look into the complaints and submit its reports.
After enquiry, the first committee said in its report that the college was found closed when the team visited it for inspection recently. No teaching staff was present at the college and doctors as well as nurses were also absent in the hospital attached, the letter said.
According to Atram, the second panel paid a surprise visit to the college on March 5 and observed that girl students had to themselves get lights and fans in their hostel repaired.
Also, there were no security guards at the hostel.
The college was found to be violating the regulation of the Dental Council of India following which the state government recommended the Centre to cancel permissions to the college and allow transfer of students already admitted, to another recognised dental collage.
Earlier, first year BDS students of the college had complained to Mumbai-based NGO - Forum for Fairness in Education - that the college lacked basic facilities like lights, fans in classrooms, laboratories, etc.
On January 15, the students had staged a dharna at Azad Maidan in Mumbai alleging that the college authorities were harassing them and threatening them with dire consequences.
Two days later, students, along with their parents and members of the NGO had met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan as well as Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit to submit a list of grievances following which the matter was taken up firmly.
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