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HC directs Durgapur college to publish admission details

The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Durgapur IQ City Medical College authorities to upload and publish the details of all the 100 candidates given admission in MBBS Course this year. This decision comes after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed at the Calcutta High Court by some medical aspirants who alleged that there were some irregularities in the admission process.

While hearing the plea the High Court asked Durgapur IQ City Medical 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.

Durgapur IQ City Medical College, however, claimed that there were no irregularities in the medical admission this year and the college authorities are ready to publish the documents. A senior official of the medical college said that the students were admitted on the basis of the ranks they had secured in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

It may be mentioned here that all the private medical colleges in the country had to admit candidates on the basis of the NEET, as per the instruction of the Supreme Court. But in case of government owned medical colleges, various states have been exempted from the purview of the NEET after the 
Centre had brought ordinance partially subsiding the Supreme Court ruling for the current year. But from the next year, all the state government owned medical colleges have to admit candidates through the NEET.

A senior official of the medical college said: “The Calcutta High Court asked us to upload data relating to the admission on the website. We have done it. We have already submitted the marks to the court. The admissions were done in a very free and fair manner.”
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