MBBS admissions: MCI waits for info on 12,000 students

It has been nearly a month already after medical colleges completed admission formalities for undergraduate medical (MBBS) course on August 31 this year. However, the Medical Council of India (MCI) is still waiting for details on 12,000 students from 97 colleges across the country.

Repeated reminders from the MCI to these colleges have failed to evoke any response. The MCI mandates sharing admission-related details so that it can check compliance.

Why The Delay

The delay from colleges in sending information assumes significance in the wake of the medical education regulator cancelling admission of 778 MBBS students. These students were all in their second year of the course in various private colleges in Puducherry. This came after a probe found their colleges had not complied with the counselling process.

Thiru M Narayanassamy, president, Puducherry All Centac Students Parents Association has said that had the irregularities been identified in 2016 itself, at least these candidates could have appeared in NEET in 2017 and sought admission afresh.

An MCI source said that often, colleges admit students beyond their permitted capacity or admission date or in violation of other norms. The source assed that if the colleges don’t submit details on time, the ultimate sufferer is the candidate.

There are about 460 colleges with about 65,000 seats. There are procedural delays in MCI as well but if the colleges comply with the guidelines, it will makes the job of the MCI easy to update the data in the their source bank.

How Seats were Filled

The All India Quota seats were filled by the Medical Counseling Committee or MCC on the basis of the NEET 2017 scores. The state quota and private medical seats were filled by the respective state authorities on the basis of State wise merit list prepared on the basis of the NEET 2017 scores.

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