The Medical Council of India (MCI) has cancelled around 500 admissions in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu for the reason that these candidates allegedly not appeared in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2016., reports NDTV
The MCI has directed some private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh to cancel the admissions. These admissions were suspected to be backdoor admissions and done by taking captivation fees. The medical and admissions in these states were to be done through NEET 2016 only.
MCI sent notices to more than 17 private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh to declare the admissions of over 400 students as invalid. Similarly, a private medical college in Tamil Nadu has been issued a notice to scrap the admissions of 36 candidates. Also See Top 25 Medical Colleges in India
The Medical Council of India monitoring committee found that these colleges offered admissions to students who did not appeared in NEET 2016 exam despite the states opting for NEET. Last year, the central government had given states the option to conduct their own medical entrance exam or opt for NEET.
Such admissions are illegal as the states had opted for NEET last year. The Dental Council of India which administers the BDS admissions in dental colleges is also examining the admissions made last year. Complaints are received by Dental Council of India about illegal admissions conducted in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
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