The Calcutta High Court on Monday cancelled the admission of undergraduate medical students at various private medical colleges in the state under the management quota and asked the colleges to conduct the counselling process through a centralised system.
The order comes after some people had moved to the High Court seeking its intervention in this regard. It was alleged that there were irregularities in the admission process.
The court has instructed that admission of all the candidates at these private medical colleges under management quota, through a centralised system, must be completed by September 30.
As per the Supreme Court order and the Medical Council of India guidelines, the admission for all medical courses must be completed by September 30.
The Calcutta High Court observed that the admission in all private colleges under the management quota seats must be done at one time through the centralised system.
The counselling for admission of candidates to MBBS course under management quota in private medical colleges in the state recently came under the scanner. As a result, some people moved to the Calcutta High Court seeking cancellation of admission.
There are around 300 management quota seats in three private medical colleges in the state.
Till last year, all private medical college authorities used to fill up the seats through management quota on their own.
From this year, however, following the introduction of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the private colleges had to admit candidates on the basis of the NEET results.
It was, however, alleged that the private colleges did not adhere to the norms of the Medical Council of India while admitting candidates in the management quota seats.
The Calcutta High Court recently had directed the Durgapur IQ City Medical College to upload and publish the details of all the 100 candidates given admission in the MBBS course this year. The decision came after a Public Interest Litigation was filed at the High Court by some medical aspirants, who alleged that there were irregularities in the admission process.
While hearing the plea, the High Court asked the Durgapur college authorities to make the documents relating to the admission public within a stipulated time, so that people can know whether there were any irregularities in the admission.
The court also instructed to look into whether the admissions were done as per the norms of the Medical Council of India. The court had also asked authorities of the KPC Medical College to publish the details of admission.
These private medical colleges, however, claimed that there were no irregularities in the medical admission this year and that they are ready to publish the documents. Senior officials of the medical colleges said that the students were admitted on the basis of the ranks they had secured in the NEET.