Indore: A probe committee constituted by the Madhya Pradesh Medical Sciences University declared the registration of 80 students in the MDS courses for the year 2017-18 in dental colleges of the state as improper.
The Committee at a meeting in Ujjain on Friday has submitted its recommendations to the university revealing that 34 of the 114 students given admission in MDS courses have been found to be legal.
“As many as 20 students were admitted through the Directorate of medical education and 14 were admitted under the NRI quota by the dental colleges,” Committee Chairman, Vikram Vishvadilaya and Vice-Chancellor, Prof SS Pandey told TOI.
“Since admissions of only 34 students were found legal, the university should not register the rest 80 students,” the committee recommended. It also stated that if any of the 80 students had appeared in any other medical entrance test, the medical university Vice-Chancellor should ask the Directorate of Medical Education for appropriate guidance.
The Committee which came into existence after the Vyapam whistleblower, Dr. Anand Rai lodged a complaint, comprises of Prof Pandey, Barkatullah University, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Pramod Kumar Verma and Madhya Pradesh Medical Sciences University Executive Committee member, Dr Chandresh Shukla,
Dr. Rai in his complaint had alleged that of the 114 students admitted to MDS courses in dental colleges in 2016-17, most of them were illegal entrants as they had not appeared for the mandatory NEET exam.
Dr Rai, in his letter of complaint, had alleged that University Registrar, Dr SP Pandey daughter. Dr Swarnam Pandey was one of the illegal entrants out of the many.
Subsequently, Dr Pandey lost his registrarship and was sent to his parent department, as Professor, Pharmacology at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College.
Dr Rai demanded registration of criminal cases against Dr Pandey and directors of the dental colleges under Section 420 and 120B for fraud by the state government.
“The director medical education should immediately cancel admissions of the 80 students,” he added.
The admission process for MDS courses, calls for students applying online and uploading the necessary documents. After this, the documents are verified by the college and sent to the medical university. The student is then registered on basis of the allotment letter issued by Director Medical Education, migration certificate and the NEET mark sheet.
“Many colleges have not followed the procedure. Notices have been issued to them,” Medical University Vice-Chancellor, Dr RS Sharma told TOI.
The private colleges had claimed that the admissions were given under ‘management quota’ – a category that is non-existent.