CHENNAI: After it was found that some private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and other states had admitted hundreds of students who had allegedly not appeared for NEET exam last year, the Medical Council of India directed these colleges to cancel admissions.
“In Tamil Nadu, one particular medical college in Mahabalipuram alone had admitted 36 students, who had not appeared for NEET. Notice issued, but still they did not cancel the admissions. There are hundreds of students admitted this way in other states too,” said Dr C V Bhirmanandam, vice-president of Medical Council of India.
Students, parents and the colleges deliberately committed wrong, even after learning about the SC order. So they should face the penalty as per its order, said Bhirmanandam.
The MCI monitoring committee has found that hundreds who did not appear for NEET were admitted to the colleges, he added.
The official said the NEET was brought to curb illegal admissions, which are done charging exorbitant fees from the students. NEET has been introduced because deserving candidates should get medical admission. The MCI won’t allow this kind of illegal admissions. Since age limit and also number of attempts were relaxed, the students or parents should not take such route for admissions and ruin the student’s life, he said.