The management of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) on Tuesday cancelled the admissions of three students belonging to the first batch of its medical college on charges of adopting fraudulent means to join the MBBS course.
“We have also initiated the process for lodging FIR against the students for indulging in dubious means to take admission in the college,” said IGIMS director Dr Arun Kumar.
While two of the students were still in the first year, as they had failed to clear the MBBS examination, the third one had been promoted to second year after he passed the supplementary test, he said, adding, “Very soon they would be thrown out of the institute”.
Following complaints regarding impersonation in admissions in the first year MBBS course (2011-12), the management had kept a vigil on the activities of four suspected students. Prima facie, it was found that they might have secured admission through fraudulent means, the director said.
“However, to doubly ascertain the fact, we sent their thumb impressions, photographs and handwriting samples to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Kolkata, and the National Crime Record Bureau, New Delhi, for examination,” he said.
The purpose of the management was to tally the handwriting of the suspected students with their answer scripts of the entrance examination, he said. “The lab reports went against three students, while they gave a clean chit to the fourth student,” he informed HT.
After scrutinising the reports, a committee of senior professors of the institute finally decided to cancel the admissions of the three students and also to lodge police cases against them, said the director.
Sources close to investigators of the case said, as part of a nationwide racket, some good students took the medical entrance test on behalf of the interested candidates for a fat fee. After cracking the examination slipped out of the scene.