‘WHY PERMIT COLLEGES TO HOLD MEDICAL ADMISSIONS?’
MUMBAI:THE Directorate of Medical Education and Research’s (DMER) decision to allow private institutes to admit students to dental and medical courses has not gone down well with parents and students.
A circular on the DMER’S website states that students and parents will now have to directly approach institutes for admissions to vacant seats. “When the Supreme Court’s order states that seats in government and private medical and dental institutes have to be allotted by DMER through the common admissions process, how can it permit institutions to fill these seats?” said Rajesh Jain, state member of Parents Association of Medical Students.
The parent of an MBBS aspirant said most institutes have not disclosed the actual number of vacant seats. “It doesn’t matter how well you score, all that matters now is how much money you can pay to buy a seat,” said the parent.
A DMER official told HT that the seats were surrendered keeping in mind the lack of time to complete the process. “We will ensure the process is transparent. All admissions will be done with our knowledge and so, parents need not worry about paying donation,” he said.