Medical council of India (MCI), the body responsible for regulating medical education, recently decided to cancel the admission of 519 MBBS students from 17 colleges. These students have already been attending the medical classes for past three months. In the light of the decision, devastation has rose among the students.
Notice issued by the MCI said "the colleges admitted students directly, violating a Supreme Court order of September 28, 2016, directing the state government to hold centralized counseling and allot colleges to students based on their performance in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)."
This whole issue came in light when KK Agarwal, president, India Medical Association, a body of Medical practitioners filed an RTI.
Also, KK Agarwal said, "While scrutinizing the admissions process, we found that 17 colleges in three states have given direct admission to 519 students in violation of the SC order."
List of the states which gave direct admissions
- Uttar Pradesh: 14 colleges (481 students)
- Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu: One college from each state (total 38 students)
Meanwhile, other students are annoyed who qualified the tough NEET exam to get admissions into various medical colleges are depressed and not willing to give the exam again.
Views of the students
- Qualifying NEET to get into another medical college next year is impossible as they have "no strength left to study for the exams again," students said in recent HT report
- Being annoyed with the decision of MCI, Pratibha, a student from Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences, Gajraula, UP said, "I scored 252 in NEET but I took direct admission and didn't appear for counseling. MCI has cancelled my admission. But in my college, many students who have come through counseling have scored less than 200."
"MCI should initiate strict action against the colleges for playing with the careers of hundreds of students and maligning the medical profession," KK Aggarwal adds.