Bleed­ing the sys­tem: some cor­rupt slices

Down to Earth - - INVESTIGATION -

Ke­tan De­sai, for­mer head, Med­i­cal Coun­cil of In­dia, along with two oth­ers were ar­rested in April 2010 for de­mand­ing a ` 2 crore bribe to grant reg­is­tra­tion to a med­i­cal col­lege in Pun­jab

The Ut­tar Pradesh Com­bined Pre-Med­i­cal Test in 2014 was can­celled on June 22, af­ter ques­tion pa­per boxes at a Ghazi­abad cen­tre were tam­pered

In Septem­ber 2014, the Supreme Court or­dered the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment to pay ` 20 lakh com­pen­sa­tion to 22 stu­dents who were de­nied MBBS seats by pri­vate med­i­cal col­leges de­spite scor­ing high marks in the com­mon en­trance test

The med­i­cal en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion con­ducted by the Ali­garh Mus­lim Univer­sity on April 26, 2015, was mired in con­tro­versy when more than 30 can­di­dates at one cen­tre in Kozikhode, Ker­ala, cleared the test— AMU has a to­tal of 180 med­i­cal seats

This year, the All-In­dia Pre-Med­i­cal En­trance Test was can­celled af­ter stu­dents were found us­ing mo­bile phones in the ex­am­i­na­tion cen­tre

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