DME, private colleges in cahoots, allege parents, students

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:16 PM IST
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BHOPAL : Controversies seem to be chasing the counselling and admission process for admissions to medical and dental colleges of the state.

The students are blaming the Directorate of Medical Education for the Supreme Court order on Monday, allowing non-MP candidates to take admissions in private medical colleges.

Meanwhile, a technical snag delayed choice-filling on the departmental website. The process, which was to start from the morning on Tuesday, could begin after 3 pm.

 The students staged a chakka-jam, protesting admissions to non-domicile candidates. The students alleged that the DME was favouring the private medical colleges and that was why, the state government’s side was not properly put up before the Supreme Court.

Earlier the High Court Jabalpur had ordered to provide admissions to the state domicile candidates only. The DME followed the instructions, but on Monday the Supreme Court instructed to give admissions according to the NEET national merit list.

It is alleged that the Association of Private Medical and Dental Colleges, DME and the MP Online have entered into a conspiracy to give admissions to students from other states.

The students and parents asked whether it was a coincidence that server went out of order just minutes before the result was scheduled to be declared at 5 pm on Friday.

At 11.58 pm on the same day, the website displayed the result of 871 students, who had not joined counselling.

 After 10 minutes, the list was removed. On Saturday the department claimed that the website was hacked and the result was declared after 53 hours.

On Monday, the Court instructed that admissions will be open to all. The DME had failed to convince the Court about the rights of the state domiciles.

On the other hand the DME, Dr GS Patel informed that they had approached the court seeking permission to complete the second round counselling process but the court instructed them to give admissions to candidates from all parts of the country.

He added that admissions in government colleges are over and only two seats remain vacant. The all India quota students can file their choice for the private medical colleges up to Tuesday midnight.

The DME is conducting the admission process for medical and dental courses, from Tuesday. As many as 730 MBBS and 944 BDS seats are still vacant. Till evening around 4200 students had got enrolled in the process.

On Wednesday the DME will be allotting colleges to the students. The DME has to complete the process before October 7, according to Supreme Court instructions.

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