February 21 2019
MBBS students with dual nativity under scanner
04 November 2017

Court calls for files relating to admission of all 440 students

The Madras High Court on Friday called for the files relating to the admission of all 440 students who produced dual nativity certificates while being admitted to undergraduate courses in medical colleges in Tamil Nadu this year.

Justice N. Kirubakaran also instructed that the State Health and Revenue Department secretaries be impleaded in the petition filed by a MBBS student, represented by his father, who alleged that many students obtained dual nativity certificates illegally to secure admission in medical colleges.

Hearing on Nov. 6

The student, studying in K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College in Trichy, alleged that he is being denied the chance of the transfer to a Chennai medical college because of the presence of 104 dual nativity certificate-holding students in city’s colleges.

The court posted the matter for further hearing on November 6. “Since the nativity certificate is issued by Tahsildar, who comes under Revenue Department, the Revenue Secretary is also impleaded. The secretary of selection committee of medical admission is directed to produce the entire files of selected candidates with records,” said Justice Kirubakaran.

The petitioner K. Ravi of Aynavaram in Chennai contended that his son, who scored 367 out of 720 in the NEET with an all-India rank of 1,05,634, was being prevented from moving to Chennai’s prestigious medical colleges by those who obtained admission illegally.

“Candidates from other States are alleged to have produced the dual nativity certificate in order to procure a medical seat in Tamil Nadu,” the petitioner said, claiming that the Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College have vacancies.



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