Part of the high marks candidates in National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET), with private colleges, stops the seats till the last minute, allowing the institutions to sell to low rank holders, HT has been found in the investigation.
All India Examination for admission to Medical and Dental Colleges, NEET changed a clutch of different entrance examinations in 2016.
After the multi-level examination-rigging scandal in Madhya Pradesh, which was commonly known as the Bhawan scam, has come in light years, in which between 2004 and 2013, the offices, officers and candidates for professional medical colleges The racket was tested.
In the latest scandal, HT found that high scoring candidates blocked seats in the preliminary consultation round and withdrew them in the last moment so that the college could afford vacancies for money.
At least three states – private colleges in Bihar, Karnataka and Puducherry can be included in corrupt practice, commission agents told HT
And this is how they did it.
A high rank holder who has already entered another state, Uttar Pradesh says, went to Bihar, attended before or second round of consultation and blocked one seat.
“We had worked as a mediator between college and some rank holders, the deal was different between 5 lakh and 20 million on the basis of college,” said one agent.
After the initial consultation round, a Supreme Court directive allows nominated officials to provide a list of candidates in the ratio of merit in the ratio 1:10 to the colleges, which means ten times more candidates than the vacant seats. List
“When it went to college, high-ranking people gave opportunities to increase their claim and colleges to use their discretion.”
The colleges also gave seats to candidates outside the list provided by the consulting officers.
Prabhat Kumar, director of medical education in Bihar, admitted in the walk.
“We asked the candidates to deposit demand draft in the name of colleges, maybe they allow the candidate to ban seats with the colleges.”
“The last minute vacancy trend shows that the seats were blocked, we will take steps to stop the next time.”
Director of Medical Education in Karnataka, Dr. Sachchidanand also admitted that there may be possibilities of blocking the seat as the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) nominated to consult, did not submit the original certificate of the candidates.
Dr. Sachchidanand said, “We thought there would be discomfort for students.”
Agents claim that the methodology was different in Karnataka.
“Seats were allocated in private colleges but with the CEA, the first year’s fee of 6.32 lakh was deposited, so the college agreed to pay the candidate with the commission to stop the seat with the first year’s fee. Because the candidate has to seize Rs 6.32 lakh for the return. “
In Puducherry, Central Admission Committee (Centak), the authority specified for consultation, found that the total number of vacant seats was 96 during the Mop-up, but the colleges admitted more than 150 students.
A senior official of Centak said, “It means that dozens of students blocked the seat and withdrew it in the last moment.”
Private colleges did not accept a student from the list of 960, which Centak gave it to.
On contact, PT Rudra Gaud, Coordinator, Centak said, “We have received admission details from all the colleges and we are investigating it.”
Other states like Punjab and Rajasthan denied any possibility of blocking the seat because the authorities said that they did not touch the seats before the colleges.
Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences said, “Even the last candidate, who was allotted seat in a college, was also through government consultation.”