Fresh scam emerges in medical admissions in Karnataka

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Bangalore, Oct 13: The Karnataka State government has directed Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences not to approve any admission done through the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) for the academic year 2011-12 until an enquiry is conducted into allegations that students were being used by agents to bag seats across the state through huge amounts of money .

The inquiry into the allegation is to be done by a committee headed by former vice chancellor of the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Prof Sudha Rao and admissions will be cleared based on the committee's report, said state medical education minister S.A.Ramadas.

Meanwhile, around 120 COMED-K medical seats were allegedly sold this year after students bagged those seats during counselling but did not turn up to claim those seats despite paying a fee of Rs 3.25 lakh for them.

According to a sources in the medical education department, many private college managements and agents are believed to be involved in the Rs 150 scam as tens of COMED-K seats were converted into management quota in most private medical colleges at the reconciliation meeting. But government has not yet received the detail of the reconciliation meeting and it is not possible to convert the COMED seats to management quota without permission of Directorate of Medical Education.

The agents have long been known to block seats in medical colleges using students who appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by state government. Meanwhile, government assured to take action against all those involved in the rackets.

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