Probe on fake admissions in Jharkhand medical colleges

October 12th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Oct 12 (IANS) A vigilance probe has been ordered in admissions to three Jharkhand medical colleges in which the written examination and counselling were taken by people impersonating as the candidate, a minister said Sunday.Jharkhand Health Minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi announced that a vigilance probe has been ordered in the fake admissions that took place in the three medical colleges.

In Jharkhand over two dozen fake cases were detected in three medical colleges -Rajendra Medical Institute of Science (RIMS), Ranchi, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur and Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Dhanbad.

Nine students have been removed on forgery ground and an inquiry is being carried out in the respective medical institutes. Most of the students belong to the first year of 2008-2009 batch.

According to sources in RIMS, the dummy candidates appeared for counselling and written examination. The passport size photographs were replaced after the admission was cleared by the institutes.

“We have asked our departmental secretary to recommend vigilance probe in the fake admission in the medical colleges. The inquiry will take place since 2000 and find out the legality and validity of the admissions,” Sahi told reporters.

Till now nine students have been removed from the three medical colleges of the state. Four students were removed from RIMS Ranchi.

“The dummy candidates appeared in written examination on behalf of the students by replacing the photographs. Dummy candidates also appeared in counselling. When the students were finally allocated seats in the medical colleges they got the photographs replaced in connivance with staff of the medical colleges,” an RIMS official told IANS.

Around 30 students are under the scanner and the medical colleges are probing the legality of the admission. Sources in RIMS revealed that two students of previous batches were also found to have forged their documents to get admission.

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