MCI to probe illegal admission of students to medical colleges

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MCI to probe illegal admission of students to medical colleges
MCI to probe illegal admission of students to medical colleges

Keeping a tab on the admission process to ensure that all admissions were being done through NEET, the MCI has recently issued discharge notices of at least 36 students admitted in Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Medical Sciences, Manamai-Nellur, Tamil Nadu.
The future of thousands of medical students may hang in the balance, as the Medical Council of India (MCI) has started taking action against private medical colleges. These colleges are believed to have illegally admitted students in undergraduate courses by ignoring the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Students must pass this test before they can get admission to any medical college.

Keeping a tab on the admission process to ensure that all admissions were being done through NEET, the MCI has recently issued discharge notices of at least 36 students admitted in Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Medical Sciences, Manamai-Nellur, Tamil Nadu. These students did not appear for the NEET exam, but were given admission. “Our monitoring committee is keeping a strict vigil on admissions in all medical colleges. We haven’t yet found out the exact numbers of students who were admitted without appearing in NEET. However, we are aware that there are several medical colleges who have provided backdoor admissions,” said Dr Jayshree Mehta, President, MCI.

Similarly, the Dental Council of India (DCI) is also scrutinising admissions in dental colleges. “It has come to our notice that in some dental colleges have taken students without NEET rank,” said Dr AK Chandna, member of DCI.