The Medical Council of India has pointed out the deficiencies in different areas like infrastructure, accommodation and faculty strength in the medical colleges. The MCI have underlined that these facilities are not appropriate for the intake of 150 students in GMC Jammu and SKIMS Medical College Srinagar. MCI through letter MCI-37 (1)(RI-28) (UG)/2015-Med/153521 dated 03-12-2015 had earlier recommended to cut down the intake for SKIMS Medical College, and a similar letter was forwarded regarding the decrease of 50 seats in GMC Jammu. It can be possible that there will be about 100 seats in GMC and just 50 seats in SKIMS Medical College.
The intake in these colleges was increased in the year 2013 but this time owing to the deficiencies in the functioning, the seats will be slashed by the MCI.
Presently, before MCI’s visit to the campuses, GMC promoted its faculty on fast track basis in order to satisfy the inspection team. The move is taken after MCI threatened to cut down the seats in October last year.
As per the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asghar Samoon, there will be a heavy loss if the intake capacity of the SKIMS Medical College will be reduced.
Further clarifying the issues, Commissioner Secretary Health and Medical Education, Dr. MK Bhandari said that the issues and deficiencies are being addressed whereas nothing can be told about the inspection as MCI will make surprise inspection.