84 MBBS admissions cancelled by MP High Court due to irregularities
MP: Admissions of 84 MBBS students from outside Madhya Pradesh to the private medical colleges of the state stand canceled on the directive of the state High Court’s Principal Bench, Jabalpur. The admissions were granted during the mop-up round of the college.
Meanwhile, in another High Court Order, the CBSE has been asked to get candidates of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to state clearly, the state where they belong in the NEET forms from the coming year.
The judgment by the bench of Justice Rajiv Kumar Dubey and Justice RS Jha stated that rules were not abided by and transparency also not maintained in the admissions process during the mop-up round. Of the total 94 granted admission, 86 belonged to the other states and a mere 10 enjoyed the domicile status of the state.
The bench asked authorities not to interfere in the admission of the domiciled 10. In relation to the remaining 86, the High Court said the apex court will be deciding on whether a relief was to be granted to them. Petitions happen to be pending regarding this in the SC.
The petitioners Prithvi Naik, Sailja Pandey and Priyanshu Agrawal alleging irregularities in the admission process said that despite having good scores in NEET 2017 and enjoying a domicile of the state they were not granted admissions to the medical colleges of the state.
Meanwhile, Director, Medical Education in his report said 84 outsider students were given admission as there was no candidate from Madhya Pradesh available during the mop-up round for admissions.
Some other petitioners like Vinayak Parihar, a social worker Tarishi Verma, a student and others alleged in their petitions that hundreds of students were given admission in government medical colleges on domicile quota seats and despite them lodging complaints that admissions were made in violation of rules, no action was taken by them.
The petitioners said that the MP High Court in its order during the hearing on their August 24, 2017, petitions had categorically stated that only students enjoying the domicile of Madhya Pradesh are to be given admission to the state’s colleges reports HT.