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Mar 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

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NEET Qualified students lose MBBS Seats in 17 colleges as MCI (Medical education regulator Medical Council of India) has cancelled the admission of 519 NEET qualified medical students who were directly admitted into the various medical colleges in India. The MCI has explained the decision that these colleges have violated the supreme order. These students have been attending the classes for last three months and get depressed after the decision. The students are saying now that they have no strength to write NEET again.

After the decision, the MCI has said that these colleges admitted the students directly which is violating the supreme court order made on 28 September 2016. MCI said that these colleges directed the state government to hold centralised counselling and allotted seats to the students who qualified in the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). “While scrutinising the admissions process, we found that 17 colleges in three states have given direct admission to 519 students in violation of the SC order,” a senior MCI official said in response to an RTI application filed by this correspondent.

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The highest numbers of violation cases were in the Uttar Pradesh as 14 colleges there given direct admission to 481 students. Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also have 1 college each with total 38 students admitted.

The matter was being investigated by the MCI since the Supreme Court order made an order that the students can get admission in the recognised colleges only through counselling. The whole issue came to light when the president of Indian Medical Association filed an RTI seeking response of MCI. MCI has expected more admission cancellation. This is also the first time in India that admission of such a large number of medical students has been cancelled by the authority.

What Medical Colleges have to say about it?

The medical colleges involved in the whole issue are now defending their step to take direct admission of the NEET qualified admission, saying medical admission counselling process was very slow and filling up seats by the admission deadline was technically not possible. The college authorities said that that was when they decided to give direct admission instead of letting seats remain vacant.

MCI has cancelled my admission...

  • Qualifying NEET to get into another medical college next year is impossible as I have "no strength left to study for the exams again" a student said.
  • After being annoyed with the decision of MCI, Pratibha, a student from Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences said "I scored 252 in NEET but I took direct admission and didn't appear for counselling. MCI has cancelled my admission. But in my college, many students who have come through counselling have scored less than 200."

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