MP high court to decide new date for DMAT 2015, says APDMC

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2015 13:14 IST
Of the 18,000 candidates who applied for DMAT 2015, over 9,000 appeared across 87 centres in eight states. ((Bidesh Manna/HT file photo))

The new date for the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) 2015, will now be decided on the directions of the high court on Tuesday or Wednesday, said Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC) member Dr Ajay Goenka.

Dr Goenka said as the court was monitoring DMAT, now the new date will be decided by the court on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee (AFRC) on Monday furnished before the high court a letter of APDMC informing the regulatory body that about 600 to 700 students were unable to complete the DMAT 2015 online at certain centres in the country.

The DMAT was held online for admissions to medical and dental courses in private colleges on September 20, 2015, at various centres across the country.

However, the students were unable to finish the test “due to various infrastructure deficiencies and unforeseen power failure in spite of power backup,” the AFRC’s application read.

The AFRC filed the application to bring the letter of APDMC on record, along with the other petitions including one filed by ex-MLA Paras Saklecha, for a free and fair DMAT.

The committee’s application said the APDMC informed it that “looking at this scenario, it (APDMC) has decided to postpone the examinations and that the next date of examination will be declared shortly.”

The AFRC said, “Since the examination was being conducted under the directions of the high court, the letter of the APDMC be taken on record.”

DMAT is held by APDMCMP and Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee ( AFRC) for admission to 50% seats of private medical colleges. This year, DMAT was scheduled for July 12, but it was postponed following a court order on July 9.

On July 24, APDMC urged HC to permit it to conduct the DMAT online through a private agency, which was allowed by the court with certain conditions. On Sunday afternoon, DMAT 2015 was held, but in the evening it was cancelled.

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