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DMAT: ?Gross irregularities? in admission

DISTRICT COLLECTOR S K Mishra has held that private medical colleges in Bhopal have committed gross irregularities in giving admission to students on the basis of DMAT merit list.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 16:12 IST

DISTRICT COLLECTOR S K Mishra has held that private medical colleges in Bhopal have committed gross irregularities in giving admission to students on the basis of DMAT merit list.

In his report sent to Principal Secretary, Medical Education, he has pointed out a number of irregularities in the admission process in the private medical colleges except for RKDF Dental College, which has been given a clean chit following primary investigation.

The State Government had ordered inquiry by district Collectors of respective districts on allegations of irregularities in the admission process in private medical colleges.

Mishra in his report pointed out that according to its records Peoples’ Medical & Research Centre, Bhopal, had received 182 applications for admission on the basis of DMAT merit list but since the list of applicants was not published, its transparency and credibility was suspect. Besides, names have been deleted or removed with white ink at several places

further lending credence to suspicion of foul play. The institute records also show that only one non-resident Indian (NRI) Sunsan Ishaq was given admission against 19 seats available in the NRI quota and rest of the 18 seats have been filled from the DMAT merit list but neither Sunsan has produced certificate to prove that he belongs to an NRI family nor admissions against the remaining 18 seats were given according to order of merit in the DMAT merit list.

Nikhil Ranjan, who was ranked 440 in the merit list, was denied admission and several students, who were below him in the merit list were given admission. Ranjan’s father was told over telephone that his son was not in the merit list.

Similarly, Alok Ranjan was denied admission since he could not provide bank guarantee within a day as directed by the college management. Mohammad Yusuf Khan, ranked 328 in the merit list, was told that all the seats have been filled and denied admission.

Subhankar Gupta, ranked 227th in the merit list, was denied admission but many far below him in the merit list were given admission.

He has pointed out umpteen such irregularities in other institutes of the Peoples’ Group including Peoples’ Dental Academy, Bhopal, and Peoples’ College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal.

Similarly, Rishiraj Keer College of Dental Science & Research Centre has been accused of giving admission to 14 students from outside DMAT merit list among 50 students admitted in the college.

But RKDF Dental Science Hospital, Bhopal, has been given a clean chit in the report. In the primary investigations, no irregularities were found in the admission process at the college, said the report.