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Directorate’s ‘error’ leaves medical students in the lurch

indore Updated: Nov 30, 2016 11:27 IST
Directorate of Medical Education

Alleged exaggeration of scores by officials of the Directorate of Medical Education during counselling procedures has ruined dreams of many medical aspirants in MP.(HT file)

Alleged exaggeration of scores by officials of the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) during counselling procedures has ruined dreams of many medical aspirants, whose fate depends on the Supreme Court order on Wednesday over a petition filed in this regard.

Barkha Jain, 19, of Jaipur had cleared her medical entrance exam with an impressive rank of 435 early this year. She is among the 37 students whose admissions were cancelled by the DME as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines that bar admission of more than 150 students per college for MBBS courses in MP.

Narrating her problem, Jain said, “At first, I got admission in the Government dental college, Indore, but it got cancelled after the court notified that non-domicile students cannot take admission. Then the SC allowed us to sit for the counselling of MBBS courses till October 7. After attending college for a week, my admission has been cancelled.”

Rohan Garg Garg, 21, of New Delhi said, “I have three years drop to my credit. I was so happy when I made it to a decent medical college. I had settled in the hostel, attended over a week’s college and they called me one day to the dean’s office, notifying me that the admission has been cancelled.”

“If the DME had done its math correctly, it could have saved us from inconvenience. There were six more colleges wherein we could have applied,” he added.