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MP: DMAT-2015 rankings out; candidates sore over lack of ‘merit list’

education Updated: Oct 11, 2015 12:30 IST
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Examinations officers check the ID and admit cards of candidates.(HT file photo/Shankar Mourya)

The Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMCMP) on Saturday declared the rankings of Dental and Medical Test 2015 (DMAT).

Candidates, however, alleged that APDMCMP did not come out with a comprehensive merit list of DMAT candidates and only apprised individual students of their own ranking in the exam to maintain a room for manoeuvrability at a later stage.

“They have just provided us our ranks. They should have released a list to allow us at least (to) compare our marks and ranks with (the) selected candidates. The official website of APDMCMP is not even displaying the cutoff marks,” said Isha Shukla, a candidate from Bhopal.

Another candidate, Swaraj Mishra said: “We were expecting a merit list in which names, ranks and marks of the candidates are available but we can only see our ranks. “This system is not at all transparent.”

However, office bearers of APDMCMP refuted the charge, saying that declaring the merit list would have led to “sale and purchase of seats” in medical colleges.

An association member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as he was not permitted to speak publicly, said that transparency has been maintained in the entire procedure of DMAT.

“The decision for not releasing the entire DMAT merit list along with names was taken to save candidates from racketeers,” he said.

Whistleblower and former MLA Paras Saklecha, who had filed a petition in the high court for holding DMAT in a transparent manner, too seemed dissatisfied with the manner in which DMAT merit list was declared.

Saklecha said he will file a petition in the high court on Monday requesting a proper scrutiny of DMAT result. He said if APDMC wanted to maintain transparency, it should have made the entire merit list of the exam public.

“If All India Institute of Medical Sciences can release the entire merit list than DMAT’s merit list can also be made public. The number of candidates in AIIMS entrance exam is far more compared to DMAT,” he said.