Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune has put their admission process on hold as the MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) is investigating accusations of discrepancies against the college. However, the college is still waiting to respond to the accusations. The medical institute is operated by the STES (Sinhgad Technical Education Society) and is affiliated to the MUHS. The Maharashtra medical college is currently awaiting recognition from the MCI (Medical Council of India) regarding the number of seats as well.
After MUHS Registrar Dr. K.D. Chavan organized a surprise inspection at Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College, the admission process was put on hold. In the report, the registrar stated, “…it is decided by the University to held admissions in abeyance it A.Y. 2019-20 till such time appropriate compliance is done by the college as well as degree is recognized by the Central Council for increased intake capacity and recognizing the PG seats. You are required to take necessary steps at your college level.”
The inspection was conducted after students and parents filed complaints regarding irregular classes and faults in management that resulted in major academic delays for the medical students. Dr. Chavan said “We have kept the admissions of the academic year 2019-20 on hold till official communication from college and recognition from MCI.”
The main reason for these irregularities is believed to be a lack of funds for the institute. Due to the financial crisis, most of the faculty members have submitted mass resignation due to non-payment of salaries. As a result the students have been left without any lectures or classes.