The order to cancel the seat was issued by the Medical Advisory Committee of the Central Directorate of Health Services to the Director of the JIPEMR Institute (Representative Image)
According to admission norms, a student cannot claim birth in more than one state in the same academic year when applying for admission to medical colleges.
Action against a 21-year-old MBBS student from Kerala, who admitted to Puducherry’s prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) claiming dual birth, has now suspended his admission. The order to cancel the seat was issued by the Medical Advisory Committee of the Central Directorate of Health Services to the Director of the JIPEMR Institute.
There is a rule that no student can claim to be a native of more than one state in the same academic year when applying to medical school.
Khalid scored 99.30 per cent in the National Eligibility Test (NEET) last year and got into JIPMER under the residential quota, but his admission was challenged by another medical student, Saminathan S, 18. Now Khalid’s perception was as follows. the court noted that he enjoyed the benefit of dual birth as a native of Puducherry and Kerala and the seat was given to Saminathan.
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The MCC has made it clear that Khalid took the place by breaking the rules, so his place has been forfeited. Asked to give the seat to Saminathan. But the job of filling up the vacancy is monitored by the Medical Council Committee.
Petitioner Saminathan, who got a seat from JIPMER’s Karaikal campus, which is considered secondary to the Puducherry centre, demanded that Khalid’s admission be denied as he had misled the authorities by giving a false certificate. While Khalid has denied any wrongdoing, a report submitted by the DME confirmed that he had claimed birth in Kerala during the 2022-23 academic session.
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