Admission of more than 700 students in Puducherry’s seven medical colleges and deemed universities were cancelled by the Medical Council of India (MCI) after colleges and universities were allegedly involved in irregularities. As per the rule, since 2016 it has been made mandatory for the medical students to clear NEET exam to get an admission in the medical colleges and universities. According to the council, the students joined the colleges in Puducherry last year in 2016 in violation of rules under management quota, reported NDTV and therefore their admissions were scrapped.
The council alleged that these seven colleges gave admission to the candidates who did not clear the NEET exam. It also said that the students were admitted after the last date of admission. Blaming these seven educational institutions, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that these institutes were responsible for the situation. He also made it clear that the Puducherry government had no role in the irregularities. The medical council’s move to cancel admissions of 700 candidates in seven medical colleges after NEET qualified children and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi wrote to the statutory body, NDTV reported.
The medical council had canceled admissions of over 100 students in July 2017 citing the irregularities. Following which the colleges had even admitted that the students had not gone through counselling by the central Admission Committee CENTAC. CENTAC counselling is another procedure which has been made mandatory by the Supreme Court of India.
Similarly, earlier in the month of July this year, MCI had rescinded admission of 95 students in PG courses at seven private medical colleges in Puducherry for the 2017-2018 session as they were enrolled by violating rules and regulations, reported PTI.