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West Bengal: HC nullifies pvt medical college’s list for management quota entry

Kolkata :  The 77 medical candidate list under the management quota by the KPC Medical College has been scrapped by the High Court. An issuance of  warning to private medical colleges defying norms meant to be followed for medical admissions as per the Supreme Court Order and the Medical Council of India Regulations.

Justice Debangshu Basak said on Monday that arbitrary admissions were being done by private medical colleges.

It is understood that though the college  had drawn up a list of successfyl Neet candidates, but had granted admissions on the basis of first come first served basis.

Petitioner Shreyoshi Ghosh  moved the high court against the  glaring admission irregulaties .Agitated students and guardians staged  protests outside the college on Saturday and lodged a complaint at the  Jadavpur police chowki.

“The college has published a list of 77 candidates for admission under management quota for a higher fee. A candidate with NEET rank 1,74,468 figures on this list while those with ranks 32,000 and 39,000 have been ignored.This shows the college didn’t abide by the MCI regulations,” said Lahiri

The judge observed: “The college has not just eaten the cake, but taken away the entire bakery .” Pointing to “widespread irregularities” in admission under management quota, the court has asked  a record of the last five year admissions to be furnished to the court.

Subhankar Dey, who had applied for admission under management quota, said: “My all-India rank is 28,000. I have a general category rank of 10,000. The merit list didn’t mention categories like OBC, PD or SC, ST of the selected candidates. Moreover, the last person on the merit list has a rank of 1,74,468. Then, how can I be denied of admission?” Another candidate Maitreyee Chatterjee has a similar grouse. “I was taken aback when I couldn’t find my name on the list. My all India rank is 42,689 and my category rank is 24,820,” she said, reports TOI

The Calcutta High Court on Monday also gave a directive to the  West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board to get some of the key model answers cross-checked by an IIT Kharagpur professor.

The court gave the order based on a petition by an examinee who alleged that some of the key model answers were incorrect. The JEE Board on the other hand insisted that the answers were correct.

Source: with input from TOI
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