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MCI Cancellation of 519 seats wrecks students barred

The 519 students whose admissions have been cancelled by the Medical Council of India(MCI) feel wrecked by the apex education regulator’s decision. They allege to have been misguided by their colleges.

The reason that led the MCI to take this decision was the discovery by the apex body that the colleges had been taking in students directly, violating a Supreme Court order of September 28, 2016. The order directed the state government to hold centralized counselling and allot colleges to students based on their performance in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Himanshu Mishra, 25, one among the 519 students to have received discharge notices from MCI. An MBBS student in a college near Lucknow since October 7, 2016, he received the admission cancellation notice on January 27 this year.

“I am not eligible for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) because the government has fixed 25 years as the upper age to appear in NEET,” he says.

An inconsolable 21 year old Komal from Agra after losing her seat said“Why is MCI taking action against just us? Why has no action been taken against colleges that played with our careers,” she asks.

Dr (Major) Gulshan Garg (retd), chairman, Sankalp Charitable Trust that had petitioned the Supreme Court for implementation of NEET, sides with the colleges. “NEET was implemented for the first time in 2016 and counselling was not streamlined. Our country has an acute shortage of doctors. If colleges took admission directly, I think students should not be victimized for that.”

Though Mr Garg holds  all Director Generals, Medical Education of states responsible for this disorganized state of affairs, Prof Raj Bahadur, Chairman, Monitoring Committee, MCI, differs in opinion.

“We cannot allow the colleges to circumvent the admission process. Both students and colleges have breached the law,” says Prof. Bahadur, who is also Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot.

The Director General,  Medical Education,Uttar Pradesh didn’t respond to come forth with  a response to the HT .

Calling these admissions ‘backdoor entry’ to medical colleges, a senior health ministry official said they deserved to be cancelled.

“Clearing NEET is not the only criteria to get the admission. More than 3.5 lakh students passed the NEET exam, but only 60,000 seats are available,” he added.

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    Dr Ramesh VARDHAN March 6, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Let me make clear that il trained Doctors with out skills and knowledge are more dangerous than the Millitants , and such Doctors with out morals and values can turn out to be worse than the criminal. Dr Major Gulshan Garg , should know despite Acute shortage of Fighter jet pilot s ( ? 1.5 pilot / fighter jet, normally it should be 3 :1 , our Air force doesn\’t recruit ill trained people as pilots). In a similar manner one should not encourage wrong people to take up medical profession. As I mentioned earlier quality of the Doctor depends upon the training , commitment , knowledge and skills more than any thing the Dedication of the Faculty members. Unfortunately the number of quality teachers are decreasing day by day , which very bad for the country\’s health care system. Country doesn\’t need Qualified Quacks, it needs dedicated and decent Doctors.

  2. MCI and Supreme cout or high cout or whatever bodies in India always played with students life..They should cancel college liscence or whatever or give these students seat in other college because college never supports their students even they also play with their life..????????????????????????