NEET irregularities: MCI 'cancels' admission of 778 MBBS students in Puducherry

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The Medical Council of India (MCI) has rescinded the admission of 778 students in MBBS course at four deemed universities and three private medical colleges and hospitals in the Union territory for failing to adhere to the prescribed rules and norms in the admission process.

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The MCI, in its order dated September 7, said the monitoring sub-committee had found glaring deficiencies in admission of MBBS students during the last academic year by deemed universities and private medical colleges.

Acting on a complaint filed by the Puducherry UT All Centac Students Parents Association, alleging fraud and ordered a probe which found that of the 1,200 students who joined the bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery, or MBBS, in 2016, 778 were admitted overlooking the top court's directives on the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET).

The Council had directed the Secretary Health and Director of Health Sciences to ensure the discharge of all students who were not admitted through Centac and also those admitted after last date of admissions. The institutions have been directed to comply with the order within two weeks.

The colleges have also violated the directions of the SC to maintain transparency and fairness in the admission process has been totally and blatantly disregarded.

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