Amidst the ongoing medical admission under the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET), the Medical Council of India (MCI) has recently released a notice, listing out names of 69 colleges that have been debarred from giving Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) admission to students.
NEET results were declared on June 23. As many as 11,38,890 students had appeared for the exam, including 1,522 NRIs and 613 foreigners.
MCI, in its advisory, said, “By way of this Advisory all Candidates interested in taking admission in Medical Colleges should check the status regarding grant of permission by the Central Government to the colleges from the website of Medical Council of India i.e. https://www.mciindia.org/ and only after verifying the status of the permission should proceed to take admission.”
“It has also come to the notice of the Council that certain unscrupulous elements are promising students admission and are also demanding capitation fee for such admissions. These activities are illegal and students are cautioned not to be misled by any such frivolous statements made by these college authorities,” was the reason given by MCI for debarring the colleges.
The colleges that have not been granted permission for admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 and 2018-19 are from various states, including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, etc.
In another advisory published by MCI recently, the body had asked the students to follow the common counselling either done by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India for 15% all India quota seats in Government Medical Colleges of the contributing states and for all MBBS seats in Medical Colleges run by Deemed Universities or by the Designated Authority of the State/Union Territory Government in respect of MBBS seats in Government Medical Colleges and Non-Governmental Medical Colleges, reported NDTV.
It also warned the students of admissions made without common counselling which would be impermissible and illegal.
Since before NEET was held this year, the exam was surrounded by controversies. Earlier this month, two supervisors of two examination centres in Chandigarh and Greater Noida, where NEEt was held in December 2016, aided a few students to cheat. According to the charge sheet, which The Indian Express claims to have accessed, a detailed conspiracy was hatched to help students cheat.
NEET was in news last month too as reports of hacking the online-conducted exam across centres in the country surfaced. Students had also alleged of bribes being used to give seats to deserving candidates and they demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
The Logical Indian hopes that the students who have cleared the NEET exam do not face any more inconvenience in getting admissions in colleges. The exam already been a tiring experience for the aspirants and it’s essential that the admission process is conducted smoothly.