A delegation of parents of candidates, aspiring for admission into MBBS course in Punjab medical colleges, met the vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Dr SS Gill, on Thursday.
They urged him and higher authorities to make the admission process for MBBS transparent and upload the provisional merit list of MBBS candidates on the website.
Taking to mediapersons here, Dr Indervir Singh Gill of Moga, father of one of the candidates, said the main demand of the parents was to publish the provisional merit list of the candidates, who have applied to BFUHS for MBBS admission.
“This demand was, however, politely declined by the vice-chancellor, saying that this will cause more confusion among the candidates rather than keeping transparency,” Gill maintained.
Dr Sanjiv Sethi from Faridkot lamented that their another demand was to procure a sworn declaration from all candidates appearing for counselling at BFUHS to the effect that the candidate had not appeared for counselling in any other state or UT as mandated by the paragraph 18 of the Punjab government notification on June 5.
The parents told the mediapersons that the vice-chancellor has agreed to their demand and told them that they had already planned to procure this declaration at the time of counselling from all candidates.
Another parent Dr Tarlok Jindal from Goniana Mandi, Bathinda, said another appeal of the parents was to develop a foolproof mechanism to verify the authenticity of the declarations submitted by the parents so that nobody could avail undue benefit.
The parents said the vice-chancellor has assured them that nothing wrong would happen and he would explore the possibilities of verification too.