Whistleblowers Allege DMAT Fraud, Exam Called off

Published: 11th July 2015 04:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2015 04:46 AM   |  A+A-

BHOPAL:Barely 24 hours after the Madhya Pradesh High Court asked the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges (APDMC) to scan the answer sheets of candidates writing the DMAT to guard against irregularities, the exams scheduled for July 12 were cancelled on Friday.

The APDMC on Friday announced that it would decide the new exam schedule soon, with the official website carrying a formal announcement in this regard. The Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) ran into trouble after activists alleged that it was embroiled in a Rs 1,000-crore fraud. DMAT has been in news for allegedly admitting candidates in lieu of money.

After Vyapam, DMAT had emerged as the next big scandal in the recruitment of students, the only difference between the two being that DMAT was held for admissions to private colleges.

Interestingly, the APDMC took the decision to cancel the exams a day after the Supreme Court handed over the probe into the Vyapam scam to the CBI.

“The exam was postponed because of technical reasons,” Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges chairman Dr V K Mahadik said. He added that to ensure the completion of all technicalities involved in the examination “we need more time and, therefore, decided to postpone it.”


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