MGM University ignores Supreme Court order of Centralized Counselling

MGM University violates Supreme Court order that mandated admissions in deemed universities after September 16th to be centralised, MGM University openly conducted its own admissions.

Dr Pravin Shingare, Director, Directorate of Medication Education and Research (DMER), said that they will be sending show cause notices to MGM university . DMER is also contemplating to initiate contempt proceedings against MGM university.

While other deemed universities of Maharashtra had already completed most or all of their admission process by the time the Supreme Court put a stay order on the admission processes.

Medical aspirants had been receiving messages from MGM University just hours after the Supreme Court order inviting them to ‘complete the admission process.’ Some candidates also received calls.

A visit to MGM University, Navi Mumbai confirmed that its institute of health sciences was conducting counselling. In the hall where the counselling was in process, university staff was seen calling candidates as per their merit number to come forward for document verification. The staff was also seen announcing that only parents who had received messages must stay for the process and others were requested to leave.

A student who had come for the counselling said, “They have called those between NEET ranks 2000 and 2500. They are calling 50 people in batches.”

The website of the institute had put up a notification on Wednesday itself calling for counselling on Thursday. The institute, however, removed the notification later.

Students along with their parents are attending the counselling since they are afraid the seats will be taken if they do not turn up. “We don’t know how many seats will be left vacant for the DMER to fill if the universities are going to do this. We are afraid there won’t be enough seats left for DMER to fill, so we have come,” said one parent.

Registrar of MGM University “ZG Badade”, denied conducting counselling and said that they were only completing admission formalities of those who were already admitted earlier.

It is to be noted that which the DMER was supposed to publish a list of the vacant seats in deemed universities on Thursday, a day after the Supreme Court order, the vacancy position was published only late evening on Saturday. An official said that deemed universities had not submitted the status regarding vacancy position to the DMER and hence the list could not be published.

Earlier the Bombay High Court had allowed deemed universities to conduct their own counselling, then Maharashtra state had approached the Supreme Court for centralized counselling in these universities. The Supreme Court ordered to conduct centralized counselling for left out seats.

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