The Calcutta High Court on Monday cancelled the admission of 76 students to the undergraduate medical courses at the KPC Medical College and Hospital in Jadavpur as it had found some irregularities in the admission process. All these candidates secured their admission in MBBS course in the college for the current academic year.
The High Court also instructed the KPC Medical College and Hospital authorities to rearrange the merit list on the basis of the proper counselling which has to be done before September 30. The Court has also asked the medical college authorities to provide the record of admission processes in the past five years. The order comes after few parents and students moved a writ petition at the Calcutta High Court against the college authorities on Monday.
The court observed that there were irregularities in the entire admission process. The Court also observed that the college authorities might have flouted the norms set by the Medical Council of India during the admission of candidates to MBBS course this year. It has been alleged that the private medical colleges often admit candidates to undergraduate medical courses under management quota through high capitation fees.
Even the candidates getting admission under these quota seats do not need to qualify the state medical entrance examinations. Many have alleged that some of these seats are sold to the ‘highest bidders’. It may be mentioned that this year, students were admitted on ‘first come first serve’ basis.
The High Court has made its observation that admissions must be done on the basis of the merit of the candidates. Thus the admission process this year, flouted the basic norms of the MCI. All the private medical colleges had to admit candidates on the basis of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test which was introduced this year. But in case of state run medical colleges they could make their own admission this year through the state medical entrance examination, but from the next year the NEET will be applicable for all the medical colleges in the country.