Kanpur: The future of the students of GSVM Medical College seems to be in doldrums as several teachers of the college are preparing to move to the new AIIMS colleges set up by the Centre in six states of the country. The teachers were demanding the government to hike their salaries to that of AIIMS faculty since long, but all the efforts proved futile.

In spite of repeated assurances by the state government, no hikes were made in the salaries of the teachers.

Miffed by the government, many teachers including professors, assistant professors and associate professors are planning to try their luck in the new colleges of AIIMS set up by the Centre in Rishikesh, Bhopal, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Jodhpur.

Since there are about 200 vacancies in the AIIMS colleges, about 50 percent of the teachers of the GSVM Medical College are expected to quit and join these colleges.

Uttar Pradesh Medical Association Secretary Dr Jalaj Saxena said, “Despite several assurances by the state government, no heed was paid in this regard. Therefore, the doctors are preparing to leave the college.”