While dismissing the petition, filed by MBBS aspirant Shamy Jindal, Justice K Kannan excerpted, “The notification prescribing the residential status in Punjab and also requiring 10+2 (Class 12) is founded on a primacy of importance to ‘local candidates’, a practice adopted literally by every state government and what has found judicial approbation in the Supreme Court as well.”
Rajesh Bagha, Chairman, Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, brought to notice the 71 seats that are lying vacant in the state of Punjab under SC quota.
“After gaining illegal entry to medical colleges, ineligible candidates clear their session exams through revaluations or writing answer sheets in collusion with university officials”, Dr. Yadav told Gwalior SIT. In this new scam, the scammers exploited the standard practice of sending MBBS answer sheets for checking at universities. Students reportedly pay INR 50,000 to INR 1 lakh in their academic sessions.
The MCI, in an earlier meeting, had given its consent to the proposal of conducting the fifth batch admission in the college. However, in April, the MCI had opposed the idea of granting approval to the State-owned IGGMCRI for medical admission. The reason behind this opposition, according to MCI, was inadequate faculty in the institute amongst many other reasons.
The collection of hefty capitation fee was one of the main reasons afflicting medical education in the country. If this practice is not immediately checked upon, then the entire medical sector would be commercialized that would ultimately contaminate the public health system and corrupt even the responsible doctors. The petitioner also confirmed that an MBBS seat is sold for nearly INR 1 crore, due to the unavailability of a uniform and fixed pay structure.
“Now they are faced with a sudden situation where they are permanently denied admission in medical courses in the state of Maharashtra for want of domicile certificate, which was never the requirement last year”, the court said.
The counseling has been postponed in the state of Uttar Pradesh following the incident of the leak of question papers. Students on the borderline can hope for a new lease of life due to the change in marks.
The JIPMER MBBS 2014 Merit List merit list has been determined on the candidate’s percentile and percentile is calculated on the basis of the average marks obtained by the first top ten candidates in the JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination 2014.