Admission scandal in private medical college

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Bhopal, Oct 23 (UNI) Admission to the Indore-based new 150-seat medical college seems to be in jeopardy in the wake of scores of complaints alleging malpractices in the allotment of seats.

According to the state fee and admission committee sources, the admission to the Index Medical College Hospital and Research Centre was done in violation of the guidelines about selection procedure.

While the deadline for admission to private medical colleges was September 30, the college authorities, after dilly-dallying, have submitted the final list of 150 students only a few days ago.

''And that too after the committee secretariat served several notices to the college management,'' sources added.

Though the guidelines provide for selection of candidates from merit list of either the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) or PMT competitive examination, the college's list also includes such candidates who didn't appear in these examinations.

However, the college management has reportedly justified its action by saying it had first picked up candidates, who had cleared the DMAT and because of on non-availability of the required number of D-Mat candidates, it had granted admission to PMT candidates.

After taking the applicants of both these categories, seats were thrown open to 10+2 passed candidates.

However, sources disclosed that complainants also included those who had appeared in DMAT, deposited the required fee but were denied admission and ''thus, there is no question of non-availability of D-Mat candidates.'' About 30,000 candidates appeared in the DMAT examination this year.

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