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Hundreds of students who have taken admission in postgraduation courses in private medical colleges paying hefty fees face the danger of losing their seats for no fault of theirs.
Medical Council of India on Thursday 30th June told the Supreme Court that it had found several private medical colleges admitting students in postgraduation courses beyond the 50% management quota and encroaching into the state governments share. This was pure abuse of the process as the management of private medical colleges could not indulge in profiteering on the seats reserved for meritorious students clearing the common entrance test conducted by the state government, MCI's counsel Amarendra Saran told a vacation bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and A. K. Patnaik. MCI has a right to discharge those students who have been admitted in excess of the quota and I am making a statement that they will be discharged, Saran said. He said MCI would discharge students admitted under management quota in excess of the 50% cap and no one should be permitted to claim equity on the ground that he/she had completed studies for six months. The bench recorded that MCI was free to take action against erring private medical colleges as per its rules and regulations. There are around 13,000 postgraduation seats which are filled under common entrance test. While dealing with two petitions filed by Kerala and Karnataka private medical college associations, the bench expressed its annoyance over the mess in admissions process created by private medical colleges despite the court earlier fixing dates for completion of intake of students. Why do private colleges mess up things every year our experience with private institutions, particularly medical colleges, is extremely bad, the bench said.
Courtesy: Times of India
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