BHOPAL: The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, restrained private medical colleges of the state from conducting separate counselling for admissions. The order came on a petition filed by the Director of Medical Education.

Assistant Director, Medical Education Dr Sashi Gandhi informed that private medical colleges are conducting counselling and giving admissions separately.  The court has already decided that the state government will be the sole agency for conducting centralised counselling. The private colleges are violating the norms. The department instructed them to stop but they ignored the instructions. The court has instructed the private college to submit a reply on September 19. Till that date, they cannot run any process.

The DME Dr GS Patel informed that the private colleges are violating the MP Private Teaching Act 2007.

The commissioner of Medical Education has already served notices on the secretary, Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges and the Administrative Officer of the Association of Private Universities and deans of 23 medical colleges regarding the Supreme Court directive on admissions.

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