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MDS admission scam: MP Medical Science University cancels admission of 44 students

The university took the tough decision as the colleges concerned did not submit to it documents pertaining to the admission of these students.

education Updated: Sep 16, 2017 16:52 IST
Monika Pandey
Monika Pandey
Hindustan Times, Jabalpur/Bhopal
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The admission of students in private dental colleges in Madhya Pradesh is under scanner. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University has cancelled the admission of 44 students into a postgraduate course in various dental colleges of the state.

MP Medical Science University vice chancellor RS Sharma said apart from apprising the matter to the Dental Council of India, the university has also written to the dental colleges concerned for cancellation of admission of these students into the Master of Dental Sciences (MDS) course.

Sharma said out of 118 candidates who had applied online for the MDS course, 44 were granted provisional admission. He said the colleges concerned didn’t submit documents pertaining to their admission to the university, prompting it to take the tough decision.

Sharma said even out of the remaining 74 students, only 19 produced the allotment letter issued by Directorate of Medical Education and the documents that showed they had appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

“Five students had sought admission under the NRI quota. As for the remaining 50 students, the colleges concerned haven’t submitted their admission related documents so far. These colleges have been warned that if they don’t provide documents, the students concerned won’t be allowed to sit for the examinations”, he added.

Private dental college authorities have told the university officials that they provided admission to the students based on merit.

After the alleged admission scam surfaced in dental colleges, the Jabalpur-based university constituted a committee which found that seven dental colleges had given admission to many candidates in MDS who had not appeared for the NEET. This prompted university to institute an inquiry and constitute a three-member probe committee.

The NEET is an entrance examination for students seeking admission to any graduate medical course like MBBS, BDS or postgraduate courses like MD, MS, MDS in government or private medical colleges. The NEET replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS tests conducted by states or colleges in 2013.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 13:50 IST