Haryana: State leaves SGT Medical College from common counselling, parents allege foul play
The recent decision of the Haryana State government to exclude one of Gurgaon's private medical college out of the purview of the combined MBBS/BDS counselling in the state has indeed drawn flak from the public.
The parents of medical aspirants are straight cut questioning why should one medical college, that is SGT Medical college, Gurgaon be allowed to conduct its counselling independently. Moreover, tribune reports that Medical Park, a company claiming to be the admission consultant of the Gurgaon college, has already floated an online advertisement for “direct admission” to the institute.
The DMER, Haryana, recently issued a full fledged schedule for counselling to medical colleges in the state. However, while all medical and dental colleges, including deemed universities were included in the schedule, SGT Medical College being affiliated to "private University" was kept out.
The reasoning given was also on the same lines. Dusmanta Kumar Bahera, Director, Medical Education and Research, told Tribune that, the August 9 letter of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare required the government to include all medical and dental colleges, including deemed universities in the counselling, but it was silent on private universities.“Since SGT Medical College is affiliated to a state private university, it has not been included in the combined counselling,” he added.
The decision has indeed not gone well the aspirants and their parents, who are alleging foul-play in the entire case.
“The decision violates guidelines of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). As per the guidelines, states and Union Territories will go for combined counselling for admission to MBBS and BDS in medical and dental colleges, including deemed universities,” said a university professor whose daughter is to appear this year.
“If students are to be admitted after paying hefty capitation fees, the purpose of conducting NEET is defeated. Given a free hand, the private college will admit students of its choice. Students unwilling to pay hefty fees will be shown absent from counselling,” parents of an aspirant alleged.
Those included in the common counselling are
- Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak (200 seats);
- BPS Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan (100 seats);
- Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College, Mewat (100 seats);
- Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha (100 seats);
- ESIC Medical College, Faridabad (100seats).
- Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences, Mullana (150 seats), affiliated to a deemed university
- NC Medical College and Hospital, Israna (150 seats),
- and World College of Medical Sciences and Research, Jhajjar (150 seats)
Merit list will be soon released on the site.