BHOPAL: The Directorate of Medical Education, has informed the Madhya Pradesh High Court that 84 of the 96 candidates who appeared for the mop-up Counselling round of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, were nondomicile students.
The DME further revealed to the High Court on Monday that 3 mop-up rounds for admissions were held as three lists were released for the students. The last list was issued at 7.30 PM on 10th September 2017, the last day of counselling.
According to the DME, the 10 state admissions granted were those of students who had scored less than 50% marks.
A division bench of Justice Nandita Dubey and Justice R S Jha responding to a petition filed by aggrieved students had presented a report revealing the above fact by the DME.
However, the Association of Private Dental & Medical College sought time to present their version, which the court consented to, by fixing the case for hearing in the next week.
Prithvi Naik, Priyanshu Agrawal& Shailaja Pandey Petitioners, and domiciles of MP contended that they had obtained good marks in NEET and had been confident of procuring a seat for themselves in a medical college in the state.
Following the order of the high court, the Supreme Court is believed to have asked for admission to re-counseling. Keeping in line with the directive issued two rounds of counselling were carried out. The remaining seats were counselled on September 9 and 10, 2017.
The petitioners have made an allegation that seats were sold between Rs. 80 lakh and Rs.1 crore, by private medical colleges. As no action was taken on the complaints registered by them, they were forced to move the high court, their counsel revealed reports TOI.
The counsel reinforcing wrong norms having been followed said that students who had got less than 50% marks in the mop-up round were granted admissions. This the counsel said was in violation of the Medical Council of India guidelines.