A government probe committee headed by the State Joint Director of Medical Education, in a report submitted last month, stated that over hundred students had passed their pre-medical test (PMT) by hiring others to write the examination for them.
Mahendra Hardia, Minister of State for Medical Education admitted that “the racket under which students get through PMT by asking others to appear for them in the exam had been going on for over fiver years.Even the students who have spent some years in medical colleges (after gaining entry using fraudulent means) would be asked to leave the course."
As per the report, 26 such cases had occurred in Bhopal, 36 in Gwalior, eight in Indore, 21 in Sagar, 15 in Jabalpur and eight in Rewa District. After the committee gave its report, the medical education department lodged complaints with the police, which registered FIRs against 56 students.
However, no action has been taken against the imposters yet, who sat in the PMT examinations in behalf of others.