Around 3,000 MBBS students who took admission in Medical colleges across Andhra Pradesh in Management quota seats in the last two years, has been cancelled by Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi.
As per the Supreme Court directions, the state government has failed to provide admission to Management quota seats through an entrance test conducted by either state govt or by medical colleges.
These 3,000 medical seats under management has been approved by state government based in marks obtained in 10+2 examination.
MCI had already sent letter to the state government for seeking clarification on management quota admissions, but state government failed to reply those letters.
According to the MCI rule, State have to fill 60% of Medical seats under state quota or Merit list by any entrance exams. 40% of seats must be filled under Management quota.
Andhra Pradesh state has around 6,200 MBBS seats in 43 Medical colleges, in which 2,400 seats belong to government Medical colleges.
Out of 3,800 seats in private Medical colleges, 1,520 seats are in Management quota.
Around 1,400 seats were filled under Management quota this year. Students have paid 1 crore for their seats under Management quota.
Now, students who have paid fee under Management quota in last two years, face the risk of loosing the seats.
MCI refuses to approve these Management seats.
"We have been repeatedly urging the state government to allow us to conduct entrance test for management quota admissions for the last two years. But there has been no response from the government," said Dr G. Bhaskar Rao, President, AP Private Medical Colleges Association.
"We have met the minister and officials of the medical education department to seeking permission to hold the test from the coming academic year," he said.
"If the MCI does not approve, we will move the Supreme Court seeking relaxation of the conditions keeping in view the interests of the students. We will inform the court that we are ready to conduct the entrance test but could not do so since the government had not permitted us," Dr Rao said.