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GMCH-32 scraps MBBS entrance for NRI candidates

Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 (GMCH-32), on Tuesday announced to scrap the MBBS entrance examination it had conducted for Non-Resident Indian candidates. It was for the first time that the college had conducted the exam for NRIs.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 20, 2015 09:56 IST

In a fresh notice, citing a communication from the Medical Council of India, the college director-principal said that the January circular of conducting entrance examination for NRI candidates stood cancelled.

The college also said that now the NRI admissions would be done on the basis of marks obtained in 10+2. Significantly, GMCH-32 had conducted a separate entrance examination for NRI candidates on June 21 for six seats. Only four candidates could clear the entrance examination out of 24, who had appeared in the examination. Now, with this decision, the NRI candidates hailing from Chandigarh will get preference.


THOSE WHO CLEARED EXAM LEFT IN LURCH

The fresh notice has left three NRI candidates, who had cleared the entrance examination, in the lurch. Canada-based NRI Harmeet Singh Grover’s daughter Perneet Kaur Grover had cleared the examination at GMCH-32 as well as Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. “She got seventh rank in CMC’s entrance test. There they had 13 seats reserved for NRIs. We opted for GMCH-32 as it is more prestigious and cheaper,” said Grover. He said that now all the 13 seats are filled at CMC.

Similarly, Rajat Jain, another NRI candidate from Canada, had cleared Madhya Pradesh’s common medical entrance test, but skipped the counselling after coming to know that he has cleared the GMCH-32 exam. “Now I will have to go for second counselling in MP, where I will not get a good college,” he said.

Another candidate from Kuwait, Shivani Gupta, too had skipped some exams after the GMCH-32 result was announced. “We went by the prospectus, but the college didn’t follow it. We will go to court,” said her father.