NEET: Nadda seeks Chief Minister’s intervention on admission row

Union Health Minister J P Nadda said the parents and students have complained that admission is not being given in MMMC as per the merit list prepared through centralised counselling on the basis of NEET merit

By: PTI | Shimla | Published:September 20, 2016 1:27 pm

Union Health Minister J P Nadda September 19 sought the intervention of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to resolve the impasse over denial of admission in MBBS course by Maharshi Markendeshwar Medical College(MMMC), Kumarhatti (Solan) to the students selected on merit through centralised counselling by the state government.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, Nadda cited the representation received from the parents of the students and urged him to take pro-active steps for completing the admission in a smooth manner without causing distress to students and their parents.

Expressing his concern over the issue, Nadda said,” The parents and students have complained that admission is not being given in MMMC as per the merit list prepared through centralised counselling on the basis of NEET merit.”

“If the college has any issue with the government over the fee structure, it is the responsibility of the state government to fix it for all medical colleges including private ones through a fee committee,” he added.

Nadda assured all cooperation from the Centre in this regard and asked the state government to accord top priority to the issue. “It is extremely unfortunate that students are running from pillar to post for something they rightfully deserve,” he said.

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The state government had issued strict instructions to the college to make admissions as per the merit list of centralised counseling on the basis of NEET merit.

Over 150 students had alleged that the college had not given admission to them while some parents have also moved to the High Court seeking action. The MMMC is affiliated to Maharshi Markendeshwar University as a “consequent” college of the university.

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    Andrew
    Sep 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
    ANNElt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;My main concern is the fees structure of the Deemed medical colleges especially in Tamil nadu. In TN, Deemed medical colleges, have nearly doubled annual fees. That means they are indirectly amending for the donations they were taking before NEET.lt;br/gt;For example,SRM fees was 12 lakhs last year . After NEET,now it is 21. 9x5=45 more than last year. That means they were collecting around 45 lakhs as donations. lt;br/gt;That means what is the benefit of NEET....
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    Andrew
    Sep 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm
    All dear friends who have shared their thoughts here.. Let us all make a joint representation to the MOHFW , UGC to regularise the FEES structure.lt;br/gt;Now at top level no one is talking about the inflated Fees...
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    anil
    Sep 20, 2016 at 8:28 am
    I meant 'not enough time to switch'
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    anil
    Sep 21, 2016 at 6:27 am
    Mr. Nadda, I totally agree with your concern for the parents and students that are running from pillar to post for getting admission through NEET. lt;br/gt;Did you ever think of those students that needed to switch from state syllabus to NEET from few states and their parents who have been running from pillar to post to find one Akash coaching center and paid 30K - 40K for a short term course. Will you pay them back all the expenses incurred.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I my self know at least 10 - 15 students who deserve a medicine seat could not qualify BDS. lt;br/gt;Why are doing this repair work now instead of fixing once for all by taking an year more???. lt;br/gt;Are you a respected lawmaker or just a post man to p the court orders?lt;br/gt;And you supported the top court with their eye for eye or tooth for tooth atude towards Private / Deemed colleges that all resulted to this.lt;br/gt;Modi ji.. can you please look into this???
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    anil
    Sep 20, 2016 at 8:24 am
    Mr. Nadda, admit that you have created this mess.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;When NEET was introduced, it was a shock for many states and made the students nervous who were till that time preparing for the state entrance and exams conducted by private and deemed universities for last of couple years spending huge amounts on coaching centers. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;NEET was imposed rather than introduced to the students of few states.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No one denies that the intensions of NEET are correct. The timing it was brought in was not correct. Not definitely this year, 2016. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As usual the representatives / leaders failed utterly to stop this.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;They should have literally stopped this at the beginning itself and should have demanded MCI / CBSE to postpone by one year. This is a big trauma not only for the students, but also for the parents as there was enough time to switch from state syllabus to NEET and no coaching centers available in few states.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Surprisingly, the Supreme Court was very unprofessional in handling this matter. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It will take long time to heal the wounds created by the honorable court. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The planning and execution would take at least 1 to 2 years to bring the changes like this one. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and all state ministers who supported this should at least apologize to the students as anyways they will not resign.
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    ELIZABETH
    Sep 21, 2016 at 6:07 am
    please make NEET admission centralised from next year onwards at least. fee in private medical colleges and deemed universities is not affordable to a middle cl student.
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    De Britto
    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:27 am
    Mr.Anil As you have rightly pointed out J P Nadda is fully responsible for this. He wanted to show his power against the private medical colleges, indeed, to raise funds. Unfortunately, the ego of Justice Dave came in the way and the judge scored on his ego. Atrocity of the Minister, unprofessional approach of the court and Irresponsibility of the State Ministers have caused irreparable damage to the innocent and deserving students and poor parents. We will witness JP nadda and Justice Dave suffering for their sins against the poor students and parents
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    Vijay KJ
    Sep 22, 2016 at 4:57 am
    fee structure should be set by SC when Immediately implemented NEET where is sankalp charitable trust where is transparency that time big big announcement regarding NEET transparency but unfortunately that is not happened unless more confusion created by SC,MCI CBSE every one new case filed in the HC or SC admission process mess-up god know when admission process complete, student are worried about future what going to happen, jai ho justice Dave, Jai ho Sankalp, jai ho MCI, jai ho CBSE. Aap log Mahaan ho.
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