'Give opportunity for rectify mistakes in application'
Kochi: On scrutiny of the MBBS 2016-17 lists, published by various self-financing medical colleges, the Admission Supervisory Committee (ASC) has directed the medical colleges not to reject the online applications of the MBBS applicants 2016-17, without giving opportunity to correct the mistakes, if any, in the submitted records.
"If such actions are taken by the Medical Colleges, the admitted candidates overlooking the merit rank of rejected candidates will not be approved and their admissions will be cancelled after scrutiny of the entire records," the Committee stated.
According to sources, there were many complaints against private self-financing medical colleges that they were not giving opportunity to the applicants to rectify/ correct the mistakes, if any, in the online applications. Some candidates, whose applications got rejected, alleged that the medical colleges were deliberately rejecting the online applications on flimsy reasons such as the undertakings to produce the Bank Guarantee were not proper or certain documents were not legible or missing. "Thereafter, the Medical Colleges are granting seats to other applicants, whose entrance ranks are far below that of the rejected applicants," they said.
Considering these complaints, the James Committee said that unreasonable rejection of applications could not be accepted. Further, the ASC directed the medical colleges to publish details of applications received, list of eligible candidates, list of rejected applicants along with reasons immediately on the websites of medical colleges.
Since the online links for submitting applications were not working, Karuna Medical College and Kannur Medical College had been given time till 19 September 2016 to accept applications. However, the Committee found that Kannur Medical College failed to provide proper link for online application. Hence the Committee cancelled all the admission made by Kannur Medical College.