Telangana: MBBS seats for sale?

Hyderabad: Irregularities are on the rise in medical admissions in private colleges in Telangana are trying to sell blocked and left-over seats, medical aspirants and junior doctor associations have alleged.

According to a DC report, the aspirants have alleged that clinical seats were sold for Rs 2.2 crore each. Children with money and recommendations are getting seats but bright students are being left out, it had become a business, tampering with the system.

They said the going rate was Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2.5 crore for radiology, general medicine, obstetrics, gynaecology seats. As per court orders, the fees for management quota-1 is Rs 36 lakh, Rs 1 crore for management quota-2 and 3 seats.

The situation is similar for most states, despite getting good ranks in entrance examinations, many students have claimed they have failed to secure an MBBS seat due to the admissions racket. Political pressure in medical college committees has also been blamed.

The report quoted Dr P.S. Vijayender, chairman, Telangana Junior Doctor Associations who have claimed the private colleges denied admission to meritorious students in the name of bank guarantee and were selling those seats.

Times also interviewed Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences vice-chancellor Dr B. Karunakar Reddy who said, “We cannot use the word ‘sell’ as the government has prescribed the fees from Rs 24 lakh to Rs 72 lakh for mq1 and mq2. This is quite high and no one is coming forward to pay such high fees.”

He said private colleges could admit candidates by charging the fees prescribed by the court. “If the students stop blocking seats, there will be no vacant seats. To avoid left-overs, students should avoid blocking the seats if they are not interested in joining the college,” he said.

Siasat Web team