SC allows medical colleges to admit students/ CBI registers case against MCI officials, carries out searches/ WB after 4th or Mop-up Round Counseling for session 2014-15 / Experts against JEE common format

                                         SC allows medical colleges to admit students

Friday, September 19, 2014 – 22:11

 

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed medical college  across the country, whose recognitions could not be renewed by Medical Council of India due to some deficiencies, to admit students after the institutions assured that the shortcomings will be removed.

A bench, headed by A R Dave, allowed the colleges to run and directed the heads of the colleges to give an undertaking that there is no defect in the medical colleges run by them.

“We direct the petitioners to file undertakings by President/Chairman and Secretary of the institutions running medical colleges  within ten days from today to the effect that there is no defect in the medical colleges  run by them and they would also state that their deposit with the MCI, which is around Rs 10 crores, be forfeited by way of penalty if the statement made in the undertaking is found to be incorrect at the time of the next inspection,” it said.

The bench said “looking at the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case and, especially when several seats for medical admission are likely to remain vacant for the academic year 2014-15, we are of the view that these matters require urgent consideration and we are giving these interim directions”.

“We are conscious of the fact that the number of physicians in our country is much less than what is required and because of non-renewal of recognition of several medical colleges, our citizens would be deprived of a good number of physicians. Therefore, we are constrained to pass this order whereby at least there would be some increase in the number of physicians after five years,” the bench said.  PTI    First Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 – 22:11

 

 

CBI registers case against MCI officials, carries out searches

                                               Thursday, September 25, 2014 – 00:01

 

New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday carried out searches at the official and residential premises of senior Medical Council of India officials and a Medical College in Thiruvananthapurm after registering a case of alleged cheating and corruption against them.

The probe agency conducted searches at the residential and official premises of MCI Additional Secretary Prasanna Raj, Deputy Secretary Anshu Sethi Bajaj, ex-consultant Madhu Handa and Principal of Somervell Medical College, Samson Nessaih, CBI sources said.

“The CBI has registered a case against Additional Secretary, Deputy Secretary, then Assistant Secretary of MCI and a Principal of private Medical College at Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala)…Under section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) of IPC and 13(2) read with 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988…,” CBI spokesperson said here today.

She said that it is alleged old and pending application of said medical college, seeking PG seats was dealt and processed unauthorisedly in MCI and Letter of Permission issued after the last date of March 31, 2012.

“It is further alleged that the deficiencies pointed out by the assessors in their inspection report in 2011 still prevailed in said medical college and machines which were to be installed before sending the compliance to MCI were actually installed after that date,” the spokesperson said.

She said the bank guarantee which was mentioned to have been submitted by the said college to MCI along with the compliance letter was not actually submitted on time.

“The said college was not granted Letter of Permission (LOP) for preceding year because of the said reasons. The undue favours were allegedly shown to said medical college on the part of the MCI officials by ignoring the relevant regulations, and necessary permissions were granted which resulted in significant pecuniary benefits to the private medical college,” CBI alleged.

The spokesperson alleged the Principal of said medical college in conspiracy with MCI officials allegedly submitted false information for the purpose of getting the required permission and hence cheated the MCI.

PTI   First Published: Thursday, September 25, 2014 – 00:0

 

Students allotted in different Med. & Dental Colleges (Govt. & Pvt.) of WB after 4th or Mop-up Round Counseling for session 2014-15 

1. Gen UR category  : Rank 1497 at  Maldah Med. College (Govt.)

2. OBC-A : Rank 189 (Gen rank 1720) at ESI, Joka (Central Govt.)

3. OBC-B : Rank 114 (Gen rank 1685) at ESI, Joka (Central Govt.)

4. MBBS (Gen UR Category) : up to rank 1767 (Pvt. Med. College)

5. Gen UR category  : Rank 2263 at Govt. Dental College  (N.Bengal Dental)

6. OBC-A : Rank 245 (Gen rank 2265) at Govt. Dental College  (N.Bengal Dental)

7.  Dental (Gen Category) : up to rank 2490 (Haldia Dental)

8. SC Category toal 591 students qualified – all admitted to MBBS. Last admission to ESI, Joka.

9. All Dental seats for SC category remain vaccant due to scarcity of qualified students.

10. Remaining all vaccant SC seats allotted to General Category for session 2014-15.

11. All 16 WBJEE qualified ST students allotted in different Med Colleges of Kolkata

 

 

The Statesman

Experts against JEE common format

28 Sep 2014

Kolkata, 27 Sept: The announcement, after much delay of the syllabus by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEE) for the medical and engineering entrance examination next year might have given some respite to the candidates, but it has overlooked the long-pending demand for holding separate entrance examinations for the two trades.

Both the medical and engineering aspirants attempting the West Bengal joint entrance examination have to answer a common question paper for physics and chemistry. But the experts in the field say that the papers for physics and chemistry should have been set separately for medical and engineering streams, and the common papers may jeopardise the future of the candidates of both streams.
According to the experts, there should be two completely different sets of question papers for the two streams. Physics and chemistry papers must be prepared separately for the two examinations as per the requirement of the standards of medical and engineering students. Due to common question papers both the candidates are answering questions of same quality and standards.
Dr A K Maity, an expert in the field, said: “If the WBJEE conducts separate examinations for medical and engineering, it would do justice to the students. The present system of common examination will neither satisfy the medical students nor the engineering. The entrance examinations are conducted separately in other states and by the central boards.”
Now, medical aspirants have to attempt biology as main paper for 100 marks, and physics and chemistry each of 75 marks, whereas the engineering students attempt a mathematics main paper for 100 marks and physics and chemistry papers of 75 marks each.

The physics and chemistry question papers are common for both stream.
The students have demanded that marks distribution must be in the ratio of 2:1:1 in biology/mathematics, physics and chemistry. From last year, the distribution of marks has changed where mathematics/ biology carries 100 marks and the other two subjects carry 75 marks each.

Experts also feel that the entrance examinations for the other medical allied subjects like BSC (nursing), B V Sc &AH, Homeopathy and Ayurveda should be held along with the medical entrance examination. The entrance examination will be held on 18 and 19 April next year

 

To

Smt. Mamata Banerjee

Hon’ble Chief Minister and Minister-in-charge, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal, Nabanna, 325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, (8th Floor),  Shibpur, Howrah – 711102.

Sub : MCI’s rule of minimum qualifying marks in medical entrance examination that is for Gen category 50%, SC/ST/OBC 40% -  ultra vires by Gauhati High court

Respected madam,

With due respect and humble submission I like to draw your kind attention  regarding following matter :

In 2011, few Schedule Caste & Schedule Tribe students of Tripura made an appeal at Gauhati High Court that Medical Council of India’s eligibility criterion for minimum qualifying marks for MBBS aspirants is impractical and unconstitutional. They filed a writ petition at Gauhati High Court in the context that they had not secured minimum qualifying marks 40%, hence they were restrained to admit in MBBS course in spite of  vacant  reserved category seats.

The Writ Petition vide no WP(C) No. 354/2011 was filed at Gauhati High Court challenging the Medical Council of India’s eligibility criterion for MBBS aspirants in entrance examination. The Gauhati High Court has given verdict on 21.09.2011 that Medical Council of India’s eligibility criterion for MBBS aspirants as per Regulation 5(5)(ii) is ‘irrational and in violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution’.

           Afterwards, Tripura Joint Entrance Board is not obeying the Medical Council of India’s min. eligibility criterion for MBBS entrance exam. They didn’t follow the min. eligibility criterion for the academic session 2012-13 [attach files - ii), iii), & iv) ] and 2013-14 and also in current session no minimum qualifying marks in entrance test. In 2012, all appeared students of different categories were came in the merit list for admission in academic session 2012-13 and all of them were called for counseling in medical as eligible candidates.

In state of Tamilnadu, the MBBS seats are filled on the basis of marks held in CBSE 10+2 or eqvt. exam. For General category minimum 50% in science group and for reserved category min 40% in science group are considered as minimum qualifying marks for admission to MBBS course.

In our state, to appear for WB Joint Entrance exam the HS / eqvt. exam students must have to fulfill the MCI’s rule he /she has to obtain minimum 50% in science group in aggregate (Gen) and minimum 40% in science group in aggregate (reserved category).

We see that while the Tripura Joint Entrance Board are not following the MCI’s minimum qualifying marks rule, the state of Tamilnadu following MCI’s rule of CBSE 10+2/eqvt. qualifying marks. Likewise, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s (BVP) University has declared that in BVP CET Medical 2014 Cutoff will depend such as availability of seats, number of applicants, and difficulty level in the entrance examination.

In 2008 AIPMT (Prelim) exam the cut off pass mark was announced in 32.5% marks for Gen Category violating MCI’s minimum qualifying mark. In the same year, students obtaining even less than 50% of total marks in AIPMT (final) Exam have got chances to admit in MBBS course.

Throughout the past 14 years it is seen that ST students of West Bengal are not qualifying the WBJEE in sufficient numbers to fill the reserve seats for ST category. For total 122 state quota reserved seats in medical for ST category, only 10-14 students qualify in each year. Majority of ST doctors feel comfortable to return to their own place like villages in Bankura, Purulia, Jungle-Mahal etc. Further, in academic session 2012-13, there remained 63 SC quota medical seats vacant in different Medical Colleges due to lack of qualifying students.

In WBJEE 2012, the Medical Entrance question papers were easy, instead there remains 63 reserved quota seats vacant due to lack of qualifying students. In JEM 2014, Physics question paper is extremely tough and others are also hard. The value of one medical seat is more or less 70-80 lakh. It is very unfortunate to left such valuable seats vacant in plea of lack of qualifying students in entrance as per MCI rule though aspirants appearing the entrance fulfilling the MCI’s criteria of min. obtained marks in HS/ 10+2 level.

As per recent order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Medical entrance Boards have to enlist 3 times number of students in respect of seats in different category.

Many state quota seats in Private Medical Colleges will remain vacant due to lack of qualifying students and Private Medical Colleges will take advantage of this. The Private Medical College will take a entrance test of their own and will admit the vacant state quota seats at high price.

Hence you are requested to issue an order so that the WBJEE Board can prepare the merit lists of JEM 2014 for admission in medical with 3times number of students as per available seats in respective categories.

WBJEE 2014 entrance result will be published by 10th June, 2014. So take necessary action as early as possible.

Thanking you,

With best regards ,

Yours sincerely

Dr. A. K Maity,   Director                            Dated-15/05/2014

Dr. Maity Educational and Medical Research Institute Pvt. Ltd

515/1 Lake Gardens ,Kolkata-700045, Ph. No. 9143159986 /9830173422

E.mail : drmaity_rainbow@rediffmail.com

Enclo copy of – i) judgment & order Writ Petition vide no WP(C) No. 354/2011  ii) Notification(Merit list) -2012 iii) Result of Tripura JEE – 2012 iv) Counseling of all eligible candidates of Tripura Joint Entrance Examination-2012

Copy to :

1. Mr.Bratya Basu, Minister-In-Charge,Department of Higher Education Government West Bengal Bikash Bhavan, saltLake city,  Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091

2.  Minister-in-Charge, Government of West Bengal, Backward Classes Welfare Department Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001

3. Smt. Chandrima Bhattarcharjee, Hon’ble Minister-of-State, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal

4.The Principal Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal, Health & Family Welfare Dept, Swasthya Bhavan, saltLake city, GN-29, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091

5 The Principal Secretary , Government of West Bengal, Backward Classes Welfare Department Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001

6. Director of Medical Education (DME), Govt. of West Bengal, Health & Family Welfare Dept, Swasthya Bhavan, saltLake city, GN-29, Sector-V, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091 2357-5101, Fax:2357-7938

7. The Chairman, West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board, AQ-13/1, Sector – v, Salt lake city, Kolkata – 700 091

8. Vice- chancellor , prof. Amit  Banerjee,  The West Bengal University of   Health Sciences  DD-36, sector-1, salt lake, Kolkata-700064

9. Member Secretary , West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board, AQ-13/1, Sector – v, Salt lake city, Kolkata – 700 091

 10. Dean, faculty of modern medicine,  Prof. Plaban Mukherjee, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences  DD-36, sector-1, salt lake, Kolkata-700064

Ranking methodology & Rules for Tie Breaking :

In WBJEIEM-2014, there will be three separate merit lists : (i) Engineering, (ii) Medical and (iii) Pharmacy (not applicable to Jadavpur University).

The merit list for successful candidates in the Engineering category will be prepared by listing them in the descending order of the total marks scored by them. However, there may be ties and such ties will be broken by sequentially applying the following set of rules :

1. Less negative marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry taken together

2. More positive marks in Mathematics and Physics taken together

3. More positive marks in Mathematics and Chemistry taken together

4. Less negative marks in Mathematics and Physics taken together

5. Less negative marks in Mathematics and Chemistry taken together

6. More positive marks in Mathematics for only the 2 marks questions

7. More positive marks in Physics for only the 2 marks questions

8. More positive marks in Chemistry for only the 2 marks questions

9. Less negative marks in Mathematics for only the 2 marks questions

10. Less negative marks in Physics for only the 2 marks questions

11. Less negative marks in Chemistry for only the 2 marks questions

 

The merit list for successful candidates in the Medical category will be prepared by listing them in the descending order of the total marks scored by them. However, there may be ties and such ties will be broken by sequentially applying the following set of rules :

 

1. Less negative marks in Biology, Physics and Chemistry taken together

2. More positive marks in Biology and Chemistry taken together

3. More positive marks in Biology and Physics taken together

4. Less negative marks in Biology and Chemistry taken together

5. Less negative marks in Biology and Physics taken together

6. More positive marks in Biology for only the 2 marks questions

7. More positive marks in Chemistry for only the 2 marks questions

8. More positive marks in Physics for only the 2 marks questions

9. Less negative marks in Biology for only the 2 marks questions

10. Less negative marks in Chemistry for only the 2 marks questions

11. Less negative marks in Physics for only the 2 marks questions

For Pharmacy course at Jadavpur University, the merit list of Engineering will be considered. For Pharmacy (other than Jadavpur University), a separate merit list will be prepared. The list will be prepared as per the descending order of the total marks scored by them in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biological

Sciences, whichever is greater (to be treated as 3rd subject). However, there may be ties and such ties will be broken by sequentially applying the following set of rules :

1. Less negative marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology), Physics and Chemistry taken together

2. More positive marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology) and Physics taken together

3. More positive marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology) and Chemistry taken together

4. Less negative marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology) and Physics taken together

5. Less negative marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology) and Chemistry taken together

6. More positive marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology) for only the 2 marks questions

7. More positive marks in Physics for only the 2 marks questions

8. More positive marks in Chemistry for only the 2 marks questions

9. Less negative marks in 3rd subject (Mathematics/Biology) for only the 2 marks questions

10. Less negative marks in Physics for only the 2 marks questions

11. Less negative marks in Chemistry for only the 2 marks questions

In generation of the Engineering, Medical and Pharmacy merit lists, if after applying the 11 rules stated above there are still ties, same will be broken by the date of birth (DOB) of the concerned candidates; the older candidate will be given preference over the younger one.

TIMES OF INDIA

CM pledges help to med student

TIMES NEWS NETWORK  06-08-2013

Kolkata: Sanat Bapari could see a ray of hope on Monday, thanks to a TOI report that gave an account of his financial crisis that nearly forced him to give up his dream of studying medicine.

Bapari cracked the medical entrance exam and got admitted to Malda Medical College this year, but did not know if he could afford to continue with the MBBS course. Seeing the TOI report on Monday, chief minister Mamata Banerjee asked her officers to get in touch with him so that she could provide the required support from the CM’s relief fund.

The CMO contacted Bongaon SDO Abhijit Bhattacharya, asking for Bapari’s details. The SDO immediately sent officials to Bapari’s home to verify the facts and collect his documents.

Bapari had taken admission to the BVSc course in 2012, too, but had to drop out due to financial crunch. Now he is much relieved as he was uncertain of being able to pay for his hostel accommodation and the tuition fees at Malda Medical College.
“The officials from the CMO wanted all details about Bapari so that he can get a scholarship. We have told him to submit all the documents needed for that,” said Bhattacharya.
A CMO official said the chief minister provides support to poor students and for that, they are now short-listing candidates. “We’d be happy to know about more such poor but meritorious students who deserve scholarship,” he said.
    Dr A K Maity of Rainbow who guided Bapari for the medical entrance exam was surprised at the quick response from the CMO. “If the CM is so proactive, Bengal’s condition will surely improve,” he said.

Bapari has, however, already got the first-year MBBS books from Dhanwantary Foundation. Raju Khandelwal of the foundation has promised him all financial help. After reading the TOI report, a top lawyer also wants to sponsor him.
“I have been much relieved ever since the SDO’s men told me about the help promised by the CM. The SDO will meet me on Wednesday,” said Bapari.

 

 

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