South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) has been recognized as a degree awarding Institute by the UGC and the Higher Education Ministry have failed to obtain sufficient marks to enter into local medical faculties. Obtaining a similar qualifications overseas will cost about Rs. 15-30 Million. Currently 21 professors who are products of the free education system in the country are serving at SAITM. In spite of the Minister’s comments, the President of The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) Mr. Nirmal Ranjith Davasri says a token strike will be launched on April 26th against several issues pertaining to the way UGC manage universities.