New Delhi, Sep 14: The Medical Council of India scrapped admission of more than 700 students in Puducherry’s seven medical colleges and deemed universities for alleged irregularities. The Medical Council said that the students were admitted last year in violation of rules under management quota. Since 2016, NEET exam has been made mandatory for the medical students to get a seat in the medical colleges and universities.

The council alleged that these seven colleges gave admission to the candidates who did not clear the NEET exam. It also alleged that the students were admitted after the last date of admission. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said that these seven educational institutions are responsible for the situation and added that the Puducherry government had no role in the irregularities.

The medical council’s move to cancel admissions of 700 candidates in seven medical colleges after NEET qualified children and Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi wrote to it, NDTV reported.

Citing irregularities, the medical council had canceled admissions of over 100 students in July 2017. Following which the colleges had even admitted that the students had not gone through counselling by the central Admission Committee CENTAC. CENTAC counselling is another procedure which has been made mandatory by the Supreme Court of India.