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Shocking: Vyapam-like scam revealed in Gujarat medical colleges

Shocking: Vyapam-like scam revealed in Gujarat medical colleges

Ahmedabad: Corruption in Gujarat’s education system seems to be reaching a pinnacle of sorts.  An RTI filed with the Gujarat University and the Medical Council of India reveals  the existence of a vyapam like scam in Gujarat Medical Colleges.

TOI reports that Government Medical Colleges in Gujarat have been found to have awarded degrees to more than 100 students, who have not cleared the examination, the RTI reveals. The complaint about this occurrence has been sent to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s office, as well as to the  State Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani’s office.

900 students appeared for a PG entrance examination, for the 300 seats available in BJ Medical College and NHL Medical College, in January 2015. Of the ones who appeared, only 200 cleared the test, leaving a 100 seats vacant. It was at this stage that it is alleged that corrupt practices gained ground in the admission process. The health department doctors and officials allegedly got together and doled out favours to their acquaintances, by granting admission to their kids.

The MCI guidelines stipulate that entrants who fail or fail to appear for the test cannot be granted admission in PG medical courses. Breaching rules, false mark sheets were sent to the MCI office to help star kids get admissions. RTI information reveals some of the students did not even appear for the test, and records project them as having passed the exam. Other instances have also come to light where false caste certificates were submitted to misguide the MCI.

The students involved in this admission seeking racket come from families of doctors and government officials.

 Another startling fact that the RTI brings to light is the MCI records showing higher marks for students who otherwise scored poorly in the exam. A student with 41% marks was shown to have scored 53% in the MCI records. Several other similar cases were detected

J P Gupta, Health Commissioner, Gujarat said, “State Commissioner received the complaint a week ago. We will have to check old records from the university. We will scrutinize the complaint and record both and then we will decide what steps to take,” told the TOI.

Source: with inputs
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  1. Education and good reputation have become purchasable commodities, nothing of such sort shocks!

  2. Nothing surprising or shocking that Vyapam-like scam occurred in medical colleges of Gujrat. Of course, it is surprising that it has been uncovered. The master minds occupying high profile positions in MCI for about 2 decades and with the present President belonging to the same state all this should be in their knowledge. Further all this happens in quite a good number of private medical colleges in MBBD/PG courses/ BDS/MDS courses. Fresh students are directly admitted in the year when any seat falls vacant. Their earlier attendance / internal assessment etc. are managed if cost is paid.

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    Dr Ramesh VARDHAN March 12, 2017, 12:38 pm

    It is quite obvious the standard ( sub standard) education we are getting in India . out of 900 students who have cleared / obtained MBBS degree ,only 200 students could get minimum required percentage of Marks ( It could be 50% For The General and OBC\’s And 40% for the SC and ST). What it means
    700 candidates the so called Doctors , were failed miserably despite having a degree/ license to practice medicine . The very same Doctors failed to score even the qualifying Marks. This is suggestive of standard of our education system. In practical / clinical examination .
    Mere presence in the examination room is More than enough to get a pass. Majority of examiners give passing like freebie / return gift ( in return to their hospitality which includes free food , free drinks and at times money ). If you look at records same set / group of selected as examiners . Those who are honest and strict are unwelcome as examiners both as internal and as well as external. According to me such exams are mere formality or a kind Drama or a show off unless and until such malpractices are curtailed , the standard of medical education and quality of health care likely to deteriorate further. Which inturn tarnish the reputation of our country. Dr Ramesh VARDHAN.

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    Dr. Gurudutt joshi March 12, 2017, 8:45 am

    Vyapam like scam , is actually , Vyaparikam ( Busisness) like scam ,it has become a sort of buisness.