Seat-blocking: Fate of 212 medical students in limbo

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Seat-blocking: Fate of 212 medical students in limbo

The fate of over 212 first year MBBS students in the state is in limbo as the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) has withheld their results for their alleged collusion with students accused of 'suspected seat-blocking' a year ago.

Seeking further directions, RGUHS has now written to the state government. These students had grabbed seats surrendered by meritorious students who joined premier colleges elsewhere in the country. The students had surrendered seats to private colleges instead of the Karnataka Examinations Authority.

Sources in the Medical Education department revealed to DH that the 'suspected seat-blocking' was reported during the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year (NEET-2018) for admissions to undergraduate medical courses. After a tip-off, RGUHS authorities had alerted the government as the admissions of these students were not approved by the government. It was only after the government’s permission pending an inquiry that the students were allowed to appear for the first year exam.