LOSING MONEY for seat
One interesting thing that comes to notice from this news is that the cheaters were able to convince parents to give them such a big amount of money. Though, there is a provision for getting medical seats through the direct admission route, aspirants need to be careful about how to go about for it. NEVER give money to a random person who assures a medical seat. You may need a renowned educational consultancy to assist you in your dealings with a college and make you aware of all the legality involved. If someone promises something which is too good to be true, most likely it is.
too good to be true
This is a classic case where students and parents were cheated by being lured for a very cheap rate. Here, the cheaters offered an MBBS seat for Rs. 2.5 lakhs. A college normally charges much more more for seats under management quota. Times of India estimates that any Bangalore college charges at least Rs. 60 lakhs or more for a MBBS seat through direct admission. The difference of amount itself is staggering and any discrepancy should ideally warn the admission takers. What a college can charge or are allowed to charge is something that the government should look into.
non-transparent admission process
One of the biggest problem in getting admission is the non-transparent process. The above news shows how a college flouts all the rules just to maximize income by selling seats through the management quota. And, the rates charged by the colleges are very high. And, if a student gets admitted in one of the seats that was arranged bypassing the rules, he/she runs the chance of losing the seat if the government cancels the seat to correct a misdeed. So, the student loses the seat and the money.
For MBBS admissions, the scamsters are polished and educated. They can claim high connections and also involved high-position people in the government, including ministers. Whoever you talk to, make sure, you have their pictures and verify their identities. If you try to use unscrupulous ways, the chances of your cheating increases proportionately.
how to get admitted without getting cheated
Route 1 - Try to get a MBBS seat through the entrance examination such as COMEDK. It is highly competitive but if you do get it, nothing like it. It's totally legal, the costs are much less and no headaches.
Route 2 - In case of not getting a seat through entrance examination, direct admission comes as a boon for a student, who really wants to become a doctor. As, you have read above that there are high chances of getting cheated, follow the following steps:
1> Make sure you have the proper budget. MBBS seats are expensive. Though, there is no accurate data from medical colleges about how much they charge for a MBBS seat, various newspapers have pegged the amount to more than Rs. 60 lakhs. Banks may not give education loans for more than Rs. 10 lakhs, so you have to arrange your own funds.
2> Select colleges you want to get into. Look for academic records, hospital facility and qualification of teachers. Recruit a reputed educational consultancy such as bangaloreadmission.com to help you in finding all the information, including MCI reports on colleges.
3> Make an agreement with the educational consultancy about their service charge. Check their reputation. If a consultant is reputable, one online search on Google should be able to reveal his/her picture.
4> Never pay any money to any individual. Insist to pay all fees to the college directly. Be aware of all hidden charges and insist on bills where possible.
5> College fix their own rates/fees. If any individual is discussing about fees and lowering/hiking rates and offer you rates which may even be lower than the cost of education incurred by a student who got the seat through examination, you are most likely dealing with a cheater.
Now, help at hand for poor students seeking admission in quality private schools. A Delhi-based NGO, Social Jurist, has opened an all-India helpline to ensure admission of poor students in private schools under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.
Any underprivileged child aspiring to study in good quality school but is being denied admission can call up the helpline. Any individual from any part across the country can access free legal assistance through helpline numbers - 9868529459, 8826456565 between 10am and 5pm on all days except Sundays. One can also write to Mr Ashok Aggarwal, Advisor Social Jurist, 478-479, Lawyers Chambers, Western Wing, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi-110054. Alternatively, one can send email at Juristashok@gmail.com.
Social Jurist, which is formed by a group of lawyers, has decided to help those children from weaker sections of the society seeking admission in private schools.
Ashok Aggarwal, advisor, Social Jurist, says that the NGO started this nation-wide helpline after they found that even two years after the RTE Act came into force, the poorer sections of the society were yet to get benefit from it.
“This is a central act. Besides Delhi and few other states, no other state is taking it seriously. If people lodge a complaint with us, we can write to the concerned state government, get support from the local people and help the concerned party. We can even guide the schools, if they call us,’’ Aggarwal said.
The helpline, which was started over a month ago, has received many complaints from Mumbai and Pune.
According to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which came into force from April 1, 2010, 25% seats are reserved for EWS candidates in all private unaided schools. However, private schools in several states and Union Territories have not implemented this provision at all. DNA
New Delhi, Jan 24 : The Delhi High Court has slapped a fine of Rs.10,000 on the
A division bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Veena Birbal imposed the fine, noting the UGC has not filed its counter-affidavit despite an opportunity being granted. "The matter is of an urgent nature and yet the UGC has been negligent in placing the reply on record," the bench said.
Granting the last opportunity, the court asked it to file the reply by Feb 17.
The court was Thursday hearing a petition filed by advocate K.C.Mittal on behalf of All India Researchers Coordination Committee challenging the 2009 regulation of changing the eligibility conditions for the post of lecturers.
According to the new regulation, only those who pass the National Eligibility Test (NET) would be eligible for the post of lecturer.
Challenging the new regulation, the petitioners said this was contrary to the 2006 regulation which held any one who acquired an M.Phil or Ph.D degree as eligible for the post of lecturer.
Seeking relief for those who completed their M.Phil or PhD in 2009, the petitioner said that they are equally eligible for the post of lecturer.
Copyright Indo Asian News
Grants Commission (UGC) for not responding to a notice on a lawsuit the new conditions for lecturers.
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