The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday issued the orders to the private colleges to temporarily pause the admissions to MBBS and BDS courses. The orders have been issued in the wake of allegations of corrupt practices that were used during counselling and exams for the present academic session.
Earlier a petition was filed by Arundhati Sharma and six other students who were not offered admission even though they successfully cleared the Pre Medical Test 2015 which was conducted for admission in Private Medical and Dental colleges. They were refused admission at the time of counselling.
The court was also told, although it was been shown that 50 candidates have been offered admission but the candidates who have been offered admission against the successful candidates are some other persons who did not qualify the exam or they never appeared in the PCPMT Exam. In support of the allegations of fake admissions, documents were also submitted as a proof along with the FIR Lodged. The FIR was lodged by the father whose son was successful and that his son was in Bikaner on September 2 whereas the Federation has marked his fake signatures and shown him present.
PCPMT test was conducted in the month of July by MDS University Ajmer to fill 460 MBBS and 1185 seats of BDS courses. The result for the same was declared on the basis of the marks secured by the candidate.
As per the petitioners Counsel Abhinav Sharma, after taking into consideration the serious allegations raised in the writ petition, Justice M. N. Bhandari have issued orders to private colleges to stay the admission process to fill the vacant seats till further orders are issued by the court. Further it has also been ruled out that the admissions that have been offered so far are provisional and are subject to the further orders issued over the petition.
Counsel Abhinav Sharma told, “the candidate securing 50th percentile in general as well as 45th percentile in other reserved categories were declared to be provisionally qualified but when the candidates reached for counselling they were denied admission citing bar under MCI regulations for admitting students as per percentage obtained in the pre-test and not on percentile.”
Further while emphasizing over non transparency he added, “The counselling was ought to have been conducted by the university but instead the same was left at the discretion of the Federation of Private Medical colleges that admitted candidates to courses in a high handed, unfair, non-transparent manner and by extorting huge fee to the tune of 10.5 lakh rupees.”