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.