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Delhi: PG students stage massive protest against transfer of faculty at ESIC-Basaidarapur

Students of the 2022 batch pursuing post-graduation courses at ESIC-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Basaidarapur, Delhi, protested against the transfer of faculty from the institute.

The transfer is expected to cause an academic loss to all the resident doctors, the agitating students said.

“This will lead to huge academic loss to all the residents,” students said in a letter to the president of the Post Graduate Medical Education Board, National Medical Council.

“All the senior faculty have been transferred mid-session from ESIC hospitals all over India. This will lead to huge academic losses for all the residents. The new faculty being transferred here may not have expertise in the thesis topics given, causing hindrance in completion of the thesis,” the students said in the letter.

The students informed around 90% of the faculty including 49 teachers are being transferred and only 38 are being posted back in the Institute creating a deficiency of faculty.

According to the NMC order, the students said that the faculty cannot be transferred during the mid-academic session if it creates deficiency.

Also, the simultaneous transfer of the whole faculty will lead to disruption in our normal learning process.

The students pointed out that this will cause demonisation of the department and their careers being at stake.

“We request you to kindly look upon the matter on an urgent basis as our futures are at stake here,” the students requested.

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