The Medical Council of India(MCI) has directed that 500 medical admissions in MBBS and BDS medical courses to be cancelled in Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu. The admissions have been cancelled due to backdoor admissions and malpractices. The reasons for cancellation is also believed to be that the admissions were done after taking capitation fees even as these states were among those who had opted for NEET exam last year as per PTI reports. According to MCI secretary Dr Reena Nayyar, more than 17 private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh have been sent notices asking them to annul the admissions of over 400 students.
Private medical college in Tamil Nadu which has been issued a discharge notice to scrap the admission of around 36 students as it didn’t follow the norms prescribed by Medical Council of India. It has been also found out that 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. The centre had also given state governments the choice to either orgnise their own medical entrance exams or opt for NEET to fill undergraduate seats in medical colleges. ALSO READ: NEET 2017: Last chance for students abve 25 years to apply online, application window closes at midnight tonight
The committee yet to find out the total numbers of students who did not attend the national level entrance exam but still got admitted to the courses. The Dental Council of India (DCI), which administers the admissions in dental colleges in India, is also examining the admission in this line. MCI has also revealed that they have also received complaints about illegal admissions in dental colleges in states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. From now on, strict action will be taken against those colleges which do not follow the norms of MCI. ALSO READ: NEET 2017: Exam centres increased to 23 more cities, says Prakash Javadekar
The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India. The Council grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, and monitors medical practice in India. The current President of MCI is Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta.