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Case booked in medical PG seats blocking scam in Telangana

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Hyderabad: Telangana police on Friday April 22 registered a case for blocking of Post Graduate (PG) medical seats at Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS).

On a complaint by KNRUHS Registrar Praveen Kumar at Matwada police station in Warangal, police registered a case of cheating against some private medical colleges.

Nearly 45 seats were reportedly blocked in some colleges in the names of students from northern states under Convenor quota or free seats based on merit in NEET PG exam. When the university authorities reached out to the students whose names the seats had been blocked, they claimed that they had never sought admission at the KNRUHS.

Some private colleges are suspected to be involved in the scam to transfer the blocked seats to NRI quota to earn huge money.

The university authorities had repeatedly warned students against blocking the seats. However, while checking the admission process, the university officials found some discrepancies in the merit list with regard to 45 applicants. When they checked with the candidates, they said they never applied for admission in colleges under KNRUHS.

The alleged irregularities led to eligible rank holders from the state being denied admission.

On the government’s suggestion, the university authorities lodged a complaint with the police.

This comes a day after Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan directed the Vice-Chancellor of KNRUHS to submit a detailed report immediately over alleged irregularities in admissions to medical PG seats in the private colleges.

According to a statement from Raj Bhavan, the governor has taken a serious note of the news of “Medical PG seat blocking scam” as this led to denial of PG medical seats to the eligible rank holders from the state.

“She being a doctor herself was anguished with the news and directed the Vice-Chancellor of KNRUHS, Warangal, to submit a detailed report immediately duly initiating the corrective measures,a it said.

There are 33 medical colleges under the jurisdiction of KNRUHS, comprising nine government colleges, 20 private colleges and four minority colleges.

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