DMAT: Candidates in Bhopal accuse organisers of irregularities

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 13, 2015 15:14 IST
DMAT candidates and their parents create ruckus outside the People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research on the second day of counselling, in Bhopal on Monday. (HT photo)

Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT-2015) candidates created ruckus and resorted to ‘chakka jam’ outside the People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research in Bhopal on the second day of counselling on Monday after they were told that 485 out of the total 491 MBBS seats had been allotted on the first day of the counselling.

Angry students and their guardians’ tore banners at the counselling centre and raised slogans accusing the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh of resorting to irregularities in the allotment of MBBS seats at private medical colleges.

They also stopped vehicular movement in the area for over 30 minutes before they were forcibly removed them from road by the police.

“They (APDMCMP) neither disclosed names of those candidates who got seats in the counselling nor did they make ranks and scores of top rank holders’ public. Suddenly on Monday morning they declared that only six MBBS seats are left. There is no one to answer our queries at the counselling centre. This system is completely unfair,” said Subhash Mandwara, father of one of the candidates from Indore.

Family member of a DMAT candidate alleged that his brother’s marks had increased after extra marks were given to him for the questions which were wrong in the question paper.

“My brother got 130.65 marks earlier, but after extra marks were provided his score and it went up to 138.65, but still his rank is 1024. I raised an objection regarding it, but nobody at the counselling centre is ready to listen,” said Dr Alam of Patna.

According to the APDMCMP, all the 491 MBBS seats were allotted on Monday. Allotment of seats for dental course, which began on Sunday, would conclude on Tuesday, they said.

Meanwhile, whistle-blower and former MLA Paras Saklecha on Monday submitted an application to the Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) raising objections over the secrecy in the DMAT counselling.

In his application, Saklecha has also asked why the cut off marks were not declared before the counselling. Saklecha will also submit an application in the high court on Tuesday against the APDMCMP for failing to meet the conditions laid by the court for conducting the DMAT exam.

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