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Admissions In 7 Medical Institutes Of Puducherry Cancelled

Chennai:  More than 700 medical students stand to lose their seat as the Medical Council of India scrapped a chunk of admissions made last year in seven private medical colleges and deemed universities of Puducherry. The students, the council said, had been admitted in violation of rules under management quota.

Since last year, admissions through medical entrance exam NEET have been made mandatory by the Supreme Court.

But these institutions admitted students who did not qualify the test, the Medical Council said. Many students were allegedly admitted after the last date.

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said the institutions that were responsible for the situation. “The Puducherry government had no role in it,” he said.
The move by medical regulatory body came after Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi wrote to it in response to complaints from parents. 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 CENTAC, another procedure made compulsory by the Supreme Court, Ms Bedi had said.