Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC) has postponed Madhya Pradesh DMAT 2015 exam for students. The exam is conducted every year to shortlist students for admissions in private dental and medical colleges in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
This news comes a day after Madhya Pradesh High Court directed APDMC to scan OMR answer sheets of each and every student appearing for DMAT on July 12th 2015.
A release from APDMC stated that DMAT 2015 examination scheduled to be held on 12th of July 2015 would be cancelled and new date for exam would be notified later. Inconvenience caused due to this cancellation is deeply regretted. Due to time constraint, this postponement notice is published and circulated by this publication in newspapers.
The news comes soon after the controversy regarding massive admission and recruitment VYAPAM scam that was ordered for probing by Supreme Court.
APDMC Chairman Mr. VK Mahadik said that for the completion of all technicalities regarding the examination, more time is needed and hence resulting in postponement of the exam. On the official website, a notice has been put up regarding regarding the issue of examination and new dates for the exams would be notified.
Entrance examination was supposed to take place at 23 centres, for 1200 seats in dental and medical courses. 15 % of seats are reserved for NRI quota and rest are divided between management and government quota. Division bench of High Court had ordered for scanners to be placed at the examination centres in order to avoid manipulation of OMR sheets.
According to an official of APDMC, association did not have any choice other than postponing of the entrance examination because of shortage of time in arranging the scanners at examination centres as directed by the court.
Atmosphere of uncertainty was created now among students because of the postponement of DMAT exam. Dr Anand Rai, who have filed a petition in Supreme Court demanding the probe by CBI in DMAT scam was also leading the operation in Vyapam scam.
Dr Anand Rai told that nearly 43% of private college quota and 15% NRI quota seats were sold thereby violating the rules. Yogesh Uprit, a retired Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) member and controller of DMAT said that all seats were sold and no merit existed in the admissions. With his connection in main Vyapam scam, Mr Uprit has been arrested now.