NEET Row: 700 Medical Students in Puducherry Loose Seats

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Around 700 medical students from seven medical colleges are losing their seats after one year of under graduation due to their non-conformity. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has cancelled their admissions owing to the violation in rules during their enrollment.

Why has MCI cancelled the admissions of 700 medical students?

  • The students, the council said, had been admitted last year in violation of rules under management quota.
  • The Supreme Court made medical admissions mandatory through the common entrance exam NEET since last year.
  • Seven institutions in Puducherry have breached the law and admitted candidates who have not qualified the test. Also, many students were allegedly admitted even after the last date, MCI remarked

NEET Row: 700 Medical Students in Puducherry Loose

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      What does the Puducherry government have to say about NEET?

      • Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said the institutions were responsible for the situation. "The Puducherry government had no role in it," he said.
      • Why were the medical admissions to students cancelled after one year?
      • The move by medical regulatory body came after parents of NEET qualified children and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi wrote to it

      Cancelled admissions

      In July, the council had cancelled the admissions of nearly a hundred students enrolled in post-graduation courses for similar reasons.

      At the time, the colleges had admitted the students even though they had not undergone counselling by the central Admission Committee CENTAC, another procedure made compulsory by the Supreme Court, Bedi had said.

      Meanwhile in Tamilnadu, recently a medical aspirant Anitha suicided as she did not qualify in NEET despite being able to score well in her class 12. The incident had sparked rage among the people of the state.

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