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Almost 42 percent PG seats in UP Private Medical colleges gone vacant: MCI tells SC

Almost 42 percent PG seats in UP Private Medical colleges gone vacant: MCI tells SC

New Delhi: Almost 41.95 percent of post-graduate medical seats for academic year 2018-2019 in private unaided medical colleges in the UP have remained vacant, the Medical Council of India revealed to Supreme Court in a matter relating to PG Medical Admissions in the state

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra noting this to be a “peculiar situation” accepted the suggestion by Assistant Solicitor General (ASG) Pinki Anand that the state’s Director General of Medical Education (DGME) be entrusted with the task to nominate candidates on the basis of all-India merit list.

The Supreme Court directed that the state governments across the country can allocate remaining seats in postgraduate medical courses in private medical colleges on the basis of all-India NEET merit list.

The ASG, who appeared for the Centre, further suggested to the bench that “a similar dispensation can be followed in other states, if they so desire, while ensuring that the cut-off date of May 31, 2018 is strictly adhered to”.

“We agree with this suggestion,” the bench said and disposed of the plea filed by the UP unaided medical colleges welfare association.

The ASG and MCI’s counsel assured the apex court that its order would be forthwith published on the official websites of MCI, Medical Counselling Committee and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Earlier during the hearing, the MCI counsel told the bench that since the cut-off date of May 18 was already over, the Director General of Medical Education of Uttar Pradesh must take the responsibility of allotting the seats to students from the NEET merit list in respective colleges by May 31.

“We find this suggestion to be most appropriate and also assuage the grievance of the private medical colleges and open up new opportunity to the aspiring candidates in the merit list who otherwise could not secure admission in other medical colleges,” the bench noted in its order.

The top court accepted the MCI’s suggestions and asked the Director General of Medical Education of Uttar Pradesh to take immediate steps in this regard while ensuring that the cut-off date of May 31, 2018 was adhered to in its letter and spirit.

The bench also made it clear “that in the guise of recommending names of candidates to private colleges, the candidate who has already secured admission elsewhere cannot be permitted to resign from the concerned college to avail of the opportunity under the stated dispensation.”




Source: with agency inputs
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  1. Government issued orders, by reducing 50%NEET marks to 35 %as the payment cannot score 50 %. This happened by filling the pockets of the Health ministry. So no vacancy..

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    Dr Gowrinath K June 2, 2018, 11:18 am

    Many allege that a significant number of private medical colleges were thriving by selling medical seats to those who had opportunity to offload black money. Once the PAN card and Cheque or online payment requirement was introduced, the situation became difficult for them. Another problem is that on paper, many private medical colleges have recognised PG degrees but if you go there, only empty wards and inadequate number of properly qualified teaching faculty are seen.The requirement to have PG NEET qualification marks made life difficult to those who have money but no strength to qualify PG NEET.There is also a general feeling that safety and security in UP is not on par with southern states say TN or Karnataka. MCI was very liberal with college managements employing readymade professors/Associate professors (Private medical practitioners with certain years of private practice) in the same town/district/state and starting PG courses by showing them. Even today many private medical colleges are not actually employing all the required medical faculty working on regular basis as shown during MCI inspection. Why should anybody worry about the PG seats falling vacant in private medical colleges now.Diluting the admission process just to fill up the seats is not correct.

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    Dr.Naresh Gupta May 28, 2018, 8:04 pm

    what a wide gap created by MONEY between capability of students getting admission in govt vs private medical colleges. Usually either it is Doctors who give this big money for admission of their children in private medical college probably they still find it lucrative or are sentimentally attached to medical profession. They have an advantage to provide help in education training and placement for job or practice . these children do make good doctors professionally.
    Other category are children of those who have money to throw to make their children belong to almost highest status in the country.(some may not agree).But they do not become good doctors professionally because
    1. their level of intelligence
    2. level of teachers and education in private colleges.
    3.Lack of facilities in comparison to govt colleges.
    4.lack of clinical material as compared to govt hospitals attached to govt medical colleges.
    with the amount of money involved , intelligence and dedication required, competition for job and in private practice. legal and safety issues increasing with time.

    I strongly suggest LET MEDICINE be the baby of those who deserve it. Let it be by brothers son or neighbor\’s daughter who will take my care when i need it.

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    Riyazul Qamar Khan May 27, 2018, 9:20 pm

    It seems from the comments that people want free education in private colleges. Every private set up has establishment and running cost. If the provide free education then where they will get the money to run the college like salaries to teaching and non teaching staff.then there are equipments cost, huge electricity bills and billion in kickbacks to get several permissions and license. It is foolish to expect business men to give you free lolly pops. If u r poor.prove your merit

  5. Then sir, quota system has to b abolished, for poor people to get deserving merit seats… Hope u will fight against quota system.

  6. Quota system automatically goes once the caste systems goes…

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    Vandana singh May 27, 2018, 4:10 pm

    I have Borrowed money and taken loan for a seat in neetpg..but everyone can not…there should not be such a high fees..they are charging 4 lacks for hoster 2 seater room for pg…why so??how can a salaried person can opt for private..its better to study hard ..and take chance for next year..