West Bengal: Medical Aspirants threaten to move High Court against Multi Domicile admissions
Kolkata: Many medical aspirants of Calcutta who have not been successful in getting admission in the state medical colleges are threatening to move Calcutta’s judicial court. They allege that they have been deprived of admissions to medical colleges of the state due to the multi domicile theory that has been implemented by the Health department during admissions.
The students are claiming that around 280 students from other states who have a relative staying in the state have been given admission in the state’s medical colleges, thereby, depriving meritorious single domicile student’s of admissions.
The multi domicile system prevailed during the times when the state government conducted the examination and admission process. However, with the introduction of NEET, the multi domicile theory has come under scrutiny.
It needs to be mentioned here that the Supreme Court canceled all MBBS and BDS admissions and asked the state to redo the merit list as the previous one was made on the basis of a multi domicile theory.
The students are rueful about the fact that the center did not caution the state government on admitting students on the basis of single domiciles as multi domicile admissions would harm the interests of single domicile students.
On July 12, Dr. AK Maity, SSKM Hospital, wrote to the Chief Minister, Mamta Bannerjee, requesting her to ensure a single domicile admission process in order to save the interests of aspirants from the stateapplying for the 85% state quota admissions. He further heeded that the address is given in the NEET application to be considered as the only address and domicile proof of the candidate. The CBSE has prepared the list of individual state (85% quota) students as per permanent address was given. But the state of Bengal has followed Multi-Domicile Rule reports Millennium post.