The Madras High Court has scrapped the admission of 65 post graduate medical students, who have completed their courses in six Puducherry-based institutions. It is high time that courts stopped showing misplaced sympathy for ineligible candidates admitted to medical courses, said the Court.
“Every year, this court is able to see that there is a huge delay even to start the first round of counselling… It is not known as to whether such a confusion is created for any valid reasons or it is intentionally done to help the self-financing institutions to take advantage of the last minute chaos and admit candidates on their own,” the judge was quoted as saying by the Hindu report.
In 2017-18, admission to PG medical courses in Puducherry were conducted through CENTAC (centralised admission committee) based on PG-NEET marks, but these institutions admitted 65 students on their own.
The name of these medical institutes are Arupadai Veedu Medical College, Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Manakula Vinayakar Medical College and Hospital, Venkateswara Medical College and Hospital, and Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, all in Puducherry. An amount of Rs 30 lakh has also been imposed by the Court on these institutions for violating norms in admission process.