Kolkata Medical college hopefuls protest ‘violation’ of merit-based admissions

The college had declared its first list of 77 names on Thursday, following which some students who weren’t on the list alleged that it had been created based on donations.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:September 4, 2016 4:42 am
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Hundreds of medical college aspirants Saturday protested at the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital campus for the management’s alleged violation of the merit-based system by giving admissions based on donations.

The college had declared its first list of 77 names on Thursday, following which some students who weren’t on the list alleged that it had been created based on donations. Several students protested for around four hours, demanding a fresh list. The counselling process, which was supervised by an observer appointed by a lower division court, was disrupted until police intervened and brought the situation under control.

“It was a silent protest, and the situation was brought under control after police intervened. Some guardians have, however, decided to appeal to court,” said Bandana Barun Chandrashekhar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Suburban Division).