NEET 2017: MBBS counselling will not be postponed, says MCI

In a WhatsApp message to media, Kiran Bedi said that the MCI has clearly stated in its letter that the Puducherry government had only one option: “to follow the MCI schedule.”

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NEET 2017

With Medical Council of India (MCI) rejecting the request made by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s for postponing the counselling dates for medical admissions under management quota to three private colleges, the Lt Governor, Kiran Bedi said MCI has clearly stated that the Puducherry government had only one option.

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Here’s what MCI said:

The Puducherry government needs to follow the MCI schedule.

This statement was made by Kiran Bedi through WhatsApp message to media.

Kiran Bedi said that we need save the future of our students:

“We need to do our work and save the future of our students.” The former IPS officer also said that had the Puducherry government used the last Assembly session constructively, “we would have got much more for our deserving students.”

“The Assembly owes an explanation to the people as to why they did not legislate like Tamil Nadu (where that government got 65 per cent of total seats by a legislation),” Bedi said.

As reported, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy had written a letter to the Union Health Minister on July 23 and the MCI for the latter’s nod for postponing the counselling for admission under management quota beyond July 24. He had cited in his letter that he had representations for postponement from parents’ associations.

Moreover, MCI has recently released a notice where it has listed out named of colleges that have been debarred from giving Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) admissions to students.

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Reasons for releasing advisory:

It was released to prevent exploitation by unscrupulous elements as the admission process is being carried out through a common counselling.

According to MCI, all the candidates can check the list of medical colleges that have not been granted permission by the Medical Council of India/Central Government for admitting students in MBBS for academic year 2017-18 and 2018 -19

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