This year aross the Andhra Pradesh only 4,800 medical seats are available in 37 colleges and that too a record of 94,000 applications for medical courses.However the state government have helped the position by following the case in increase of seats with the Medical Council of India, on the other hand it failed to do so.Such hard competition also brings in its rise many malpractices by students and managements alike.
Though the MCI had agreed to add 500 seats in 10 government medical colleges this year, the government failed to provide the infrastructure and faculty for the purpose. Also, MCI is yet to give its nod to proposals for giving 300 seats in three new private medical colleges. If the government had pursued the case vigorously, this year there would have been 800 additional MBBS seats.
The increased applicants are giving jitters to Eamcet officials. It was found that there are a significant number of “repeaters” including students who are already pursuing courses in medical colleges.
Officials suspect foul play by the repeaters of resorting to irregularities like helping students to copy from them besides impersonation after collecting huge money from medical aspirants. In 2010, a similar scam broke out involving the repeaters and wary Eamcet officials are busy collecting the data of medicos from medical colleges to ascertain the facts.
“We are thoroughly examining the details of Eamcet medical aspirants. The data will be cross-checked with the medical colleges to find whether the Eamcet applicants and medicos are the same. The data will be referred to the police and intelligence department in case of any suspicion. We have decided to take the photographs and thumb impressions of all the Eamcet aspirants to check impersonation and malpractices of this sort,” said Mr N.V. Ramana Rao, convenor, Eamcet.
Well there are also complaints of few medical colleges who are asking their intellectual students to choose for Eamcet and asking them to cancel their seat apart from taking an admission.However the seats which go empty by the last minute will be handed over to the managements, allowing them to allocate those for their students of their choice by taking a large donations.