BHOPAL : Admissions though APDMC- sponsored DMAT, provided in five private medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh have got stuck in a controversy even as the state government took initiative for promoting private sector in medical education, announcing incentives.

The controversy emerged after the directorate of medical education refused to verify students enrolled through DMAT this year.

The officials said it is not the responsibility of DME to approve admissions provided by private colleges association.

Students’ future is in the ark after competent authority’s refusal to verify their admissions as state universities concerned refused to enrol these students for examinations and degree.

Several such students have approached admission and fee regulatory committee ( AFRC) for help in this regard. Its officials however, declined comment on the issue.

Sources said the controversy cropped up after the AFRC slapped a fine of Rs 13.10 crore on six private colleges for unlawful admissions in 2013- 14 batch through DMAT or other entrance tests. The government’s statutory body also pulled up DME for verifying such unlawful admissions at the time of sending list to medical council of India ( MCI) for registration of doctors.

As the results, directorate of medical education took firm stand and now denied to verify private colleges’ admissions provided through independent entrance test in which the state government has no role for monitoring.

” We have verified admissions provided through CPMT in private colleges under state quota and for others, there is no responsibility,” said director Dr SS Kushwah.

” The list of such students should be verified by those who provided admissions to them,” the official categorically said.

Over 300 students admitted year admissions in five colleges are looking for legal remedies after they are stuck in the controversy.

AFRC officials have written to state universities to consider APDMC as competent authority for verification.

In this regard, secretary of Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges ( APDMC) Anupam Chokse said Supreme Court had approved DMAT in its judgement as entrance test. The state government was earlier approving admissions through DMAT even.

Director Dr Kushwah made no comment about admission through DMAT in the letter to state universities.

He said he would only verify the students admitted through DMAT after the merit lists from APDMC and II standard mark sheet of students is received.

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