Madhya Pradesh: Notices served to medical colleges over NRI admissions
Bhopal: With an uproar of sorts, being heard regarding NRI admissions in government and private medical colleges, the Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University has issued notices to all government and private medical colleges asking them to submit information about admissions given to students under NRI quota.
Scam whistleblowers in the city, however, are alleging that 45 ineligible candidates have been given admissions in UG medical courses. The charge has led the university authorities to seek a reply within 7 days regarding all NRI admissions done in colleges of the state.
The MPMSU besides asking for a list of students granted admissions in both medical, dental and super speciality courses under the NRI quota has also demanded that information confirming their NRI status, photocopies of their mark sheets and other documents, including passport & their allotment letters, also be submitted.
The scam whistleblower Vinayak Parihar, has alleged that of the 57 NRI’s admitted in the MBBS course for 2017 only 10 have genuine credentials.
"We have closely examined documents of so-called NRI students, 45 of them do not fulfil the criteria mentioned in the notification issued by the state government. Only one student was found a genuine NRI," said Parihar. Adding that it was compulsory for NRI aspirants to submit details of their passports in their NEET forms to be given admissions.
"Out of 114 students who were selected for the NRI quota, only one had given details of his passport," he added. Parihar also claims that he has got details of 40 'NRI' students whose parents are 'Indians'. "This is a major scam and must to be investigated by a federal agency," he said.
Complaints in this regard have been sent to the Vice Chancellor, Medical Science University, DGP and DME by the whistleblower, who has sought an inquiry into NRI admissions to these colleges.
A petition submitted by the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of MP against consent granted to non-domicile candidates for admission to NRI seats in medical and dental colleges was dismissed in August.
The High Court upheld another rule that stated that the reserved category candidate must be an Indian staying abroad.
Dr Anand Rai, a social activist has also alleged irregularity in the medical counselling process demanding greater state government scrutiny with regards to MBBS and BDS seats admission through NRI quota. His allegation has created a hue and cry in the social media also.
With 153 NRI seats in private medical colleges, rules for 2017 accord admissions in private and government colleges to domicile candidates. Though Directorate, Medical Education (DME) which supervises admissions to private and government medical and dental colleges have consistently denied the rule, reports TOI.