Moreover, MCI released a separate list of the “discrepancies made by medical colleges in admitting students to the PG courses”
In the ongoing medical admissions across various colleges, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has cancelled admission of Post Graduate (PG) courses at seven private medical colleges. In total, admissions of 95 students have been cancelled.
As per reports, the admission has been cancelled as they were enrolled by violating rules and regulations, lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi said in a recent PTI report.
In the release, the MCI had issued directions to seven private medical colleges and deemed universities.
Here’s what MCI said in its release:
“To discharge the 95 students admitted to PG courses otherwise through a common counselling by the CENTAC or Centralised Admission Committee, an official panel constituted by Puducherry government for counselling of students for professional courses.”
Further, stating the step taken by the MCI to annul the admission of the students was “a breakthrough,” Kiran Bedi said, the managements had admitted the students even though they had not undergone counselling by the CENTAC which has been made compulsory by the Supreme Court.
The MCI had acted tough “by cancelling admissions.”
Reasons for cancellation of examination:
- Recently, many students who were given provisional allotment by CENTAC in the PG stream were refused admission in the colleges
- Later, angry students met Kiran Bedi and submitted oral and written complaints to her
- Further, students alleged that private medical colleges denied them admission even after they paid the fee
- To their surprise, the deemed universities had also refused them admission and allegedly demanded an “exorbitant fee of Rs 40 to Rs 50 lakh per year.”
Meanwhile, the Director of Health and Family Services in Puducherry, who is the nodal officer of the union territory, was asked to furnish the list of students admitted in each of the seven private medical colleges to the MCI.
Moreover, MCI released a separate list of the “discrepancies made by medical colleges in admitting students to the PG courses”.
Later on, Bedi forwarded the list of “discrepancies” detected in the admission by the colleges to MCI chief. The Monitoring Committee of the MCI carefully examined the list of students admitted by private colleges with that of students who were allotted seats through CENTAC under common counselling.
“It is the duty and responsibility of Puducherry government to ensure that the meritorious students who were allotted the PG seats through CENTAC are admitted against the vacant seats now arising out of cancellation of admission of 95 students by MCI in the private colleges,” Bedi said in the release.