MCI directs cancellation of 500 admissions in UP, TN medical colleges – The big and shocking news flashed on April 4, where Medical Council of India (MCI) directed some private medical colleges in State of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to cancel admissions of around 500 students who had allegedly not appeared for the NEET examination last year.
According to the senior MCI official, “these are suspected to be backdoor admissions allegedly done after receiving capitation fees as these states were among those who had opted for NEET.”
MCI secretary Dr.Reena Nayyar said, “more than 17 private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh have been sent notices asking them to annul the admissions of over 400 students“.
Similarly a private college in Tamil Nadu which has also been issued a discharge notice to cancel the admission of around 36 students as it was allegedly done in violation of norms.
Dr. Nayyar said “The monitoring committee of MCI found that these institutes have admitted students who did not appear for the NEET exam despite the states opting for NEET,”
Last year the centre had given state government the option either to conduct their own exam or opt for NEET to fill Undergraduate seats in medical colleges.
According to Dr. Nayyar, the committee is keeping an eye on admissions in all medical colleges across India and is yet to gather the exact numbers of students who did not participate in the national level entrance exam but still got admissions into medical courses.
She said “Such admissions are illegal as the concerned states had opted for NEET and so they cannot bypass it,”
The Dental Council of India (DCI) is also examining the admissions in dental colleges across India.
Dr. A K Chandna, a member of DCI said “ We have received complaints about illegal admissions in dental colleges in states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and we are scrutinizing such admissions which were done ignoring NEET,”
The government through NEET examination is aiming to bring in more transparency and also trying to eliminate the practice of capitation fee charged by some of the private colleges.