- Medical students of Rajasthan are extremely angry that some students who have got less than the cut-off of OBC and SC / ST quota have been admitted to the government medical colleges of the state this year.
- These students allege that “These admissions are not based on NEET scores, but on the ability to pay fees. So has the government started selling seats?”
- As proof, these students show a list of MBBS students released from the Rajasthan Medical Education Department, in which there are many students whose NEET score is less than 50-55 percentile.
- These are the students who got admission under the NRI quota implemented by the state government this year.
- More than two hundred government seats have been set for NRI quota in Rajasthan, against which the state-level ‘Medical Students’ Coordination Committee’ has been protesting for the last three months.
- All 14 medical college campuses in the state, including Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and Bikaner Medical Colleges of Rajasthan, were seen echoing anti-government slogans and some students were also on hunger strike.
- But the state government did not consider the demands of medical students related to the NRI quota, hence these students are now calling this quota as ‘Government’s money-making scheme’.
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- As per government orders, the Rajasthan government has decided to fill 15 percent of the medical seats increased from the NRI quota after the academic session 2014-15 in June 2019.
- According to this new arrangement of the Rajasthan government, a total of 212 seats have been reserved for NRI quota in government medical colleges of the state.
- Suresh Chand, Additional Director, Rajasthan Medical Education Department, told the BBC that “There are 14 government medical colleges in Rajasthan. Of these 6 colleges are directly under the government. The remaining 8 colleges are run by government committees. 212 NRI seats in the state. Has been divided among all these 14 government colleges. Earlier, the NRI quota was offered only in private colleges of the state.
Aug 18, 2019, 3:38 AM