The Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday issued notices to the state director of medical education and the Medical Council of India (MCI) while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding a probe against a private college for allegedly giving admission to three students to MBBS course in 2004-05 in contravention of rules.
The three students, Ajay Raghuvanshi, Tanmay Maheshwari and Karam Veer Singh, who scored less than 50% aggregate marks in physics, chemistry and biology in the entrance test conducted by the Indore-based Aurbindo Institute of Medical Science, allegedly paid donations to get seats in the MBBS course, Dr Anand Rai, a whistleblower, has claimed in his PIL. Raghuvanshi, Maheshwari and Singh have also been made respondents in the PIL.
According to Regulation of Graduate Medical Education 1997 rule number 5(ii) “a candidate must have obtained minimum of 50% marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology at the qualifying examination.”
“The respondent candidates did not fulfill the criteria according to the regulations, but the private medical college admitted them for MBBS course in 2004-05,” the petitioner's counsel Aditya Sanghi told the court.
Sanghi pleaded before the court that admission of the three respondent students be cancelled and stopped from practicing if any of them has finished the MBBS course and is registered as a medical practitioner.
Further the PIL seeks direction from the high court to the MCI to produce a list of ineligible students who were admitted to the private medical colleges running across Madhya Pradesh.
The court has served four weeks returnable notices on the state government, the Aurbindo Institute of Medical Science, and the three students while hearing of the PIL.