IN TWO major decisions, the Judge’s Committee for Monitoring of Admissions in Private Professional Institutes on Tuesday cancelled ten admissions that the private dental and medical colleges made in the State this academic session under the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota.
The committee had voluntarily examined all the admissions under the NRI quota. All students under the quota had been asked to prove their eligibility and ten out of the 17 students admitted were found ineligible for the NRI quota. Eight of these students are of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, and two of Modern Dental College, Indore.
The Judge’s Committee also directed five private medical and dental colleges to admit six students in the 2007-08 as these students had been wrongly denied admissions during the current session by the colleges. The decision of the Judge’s Committee, headed by Justice Chandresh Bhushan, came on the basis of students’ complaints of irregularities on private MBBS, BDS seats.
Though the member secretary – the principal secretary of Medical Education Department MM Upadhyaya and another member Dr Balraj Chouhan were not present. Three members, including the chairman, present on the occasion were unanimous in the order.
The committee ordered admissions of the following students by the colleges concerned during next academic session (2007-08). The unreserved seat quota in these colleges will stand suitably altered during the next session. Justice Chandresh Bhushan told the Hindustan Times the decision of relief to the students was taken on the merit of the complaints.
“The complaints of the other students did not hold ground,’’ the chairman said. However, the counsel of students, Purushendra Kaurav, said that the cases of the other complainants would be taken to the High Court as they were rejected only on technical grounds.
The committee had rejected complaints of eight out of 27 students and had conducted hearings for 19 complainants. The students were asked to appear before the committee with proof of allegations of irregularities. Based on the hearing of students, the colleges were served notices and their replies sought. After receiving the replies, the Judge Committee met on Tuesday to give the final decision.
The private colleges have been directed to admit the following students – Ruchi Goyal and Sandip Nigam for MBBS at People’s Medical College, Bhopal; Achal Sharma for MBBS at Sri Aurobindo Medical College, Indore; Chandrakant Dubey for R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain; Apoorva Purohit for Rau Dental College, Indore and Kamlesh Alawa for BDS at Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore.