The Punjab government on Friday categorically told the Punjab and Haryana high court that it had no plans to take over the management of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur. The statement was made by state advocate general Atul Nanda during the resumed hearing of a petition filed by some students seeking restart of classes that have not been held since February.
Nanda said that state was not aware of the liabilities of the college. It does not have expertise and also the money to enter into such a venture, Nanda said, responding to a court’s query. Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, which runs the college, failed to submit details about trustees and its financial status among other details on the second deadline given by the court of Friday.
Later the high court bench adjourned the hearing for Monday observing that it won’t let the college play with the future of hundreds of students. It gave “last chance” to the management to give details. It also orally asked the state to work in modalities of shifting students out of the college.