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SC accepts revised schedule for AIIMS PG course

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New Delhi, Apr 17 (UNI) The Supreme Court today accepted the revised schedule for completion of the admission process for post graduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), submitted by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

A bench, comprising Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice Markandey Katju, allowed the MCI to complete the admission process by June 30, 2006. The second round of counselling will complete by May 26 in respect of the All India quota of 50 per cent seats while with regard to the state quota, it will be over by June 13.

The first session of counselling is scheduled to begin from April 21.

The schedule had to be revised following the detection of the use of unfair means by some of the candidates. The Centre had decided to cancel the Common Entrance Test but changed its decision when the CBI could detect that only 20 candidates out of about 40,000 candidates had employed unfair means and the Supreme Court also refused permission to cancel the test. As per the original schedule, the admission process for the PG medical courses was to be completed by May 31.

Several people, including senior professors, were arrested for the paper leak particularly from Chennai and Delhi. The twenty candiates, found guilty of using unfair means in the test, were disqualified and any other candidate if found guilty during the ongoing investigation would also face the same action.

UNI AKS-SC RR HT1845

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