DGHS tightens noose to check entry of bogus NRI candidates - ECAS Punjab

DGHS tightens noose to check entry of bogus NRI candidates

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Tribune News Service
Faridkot, November 16

To prevent misutilisation of NRI quota seats in MBBS courses, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has demanded affidavits from the persons who are NRIs and sponsors of NRI candidates to ascertain the eligibility of applicants.

The sponsors have to give proof of their relationship with the candidate and also submit details of their passport, visa and embassy certificate. To ensure that the sponsors fund the entire course fee (US $1.10 lakh) of the candidate, they have to give affidavits to this effect.

MBBS admissions

The Directorate General of Health Services has demanded affidavits from the persons who are NRIs and sponsors of NRI candidates to ascertain the eligibility of applicants for MBBS admissions.

In the MBBS courses, 15 per cent seats are reserved for NRIs. The counselling process is underway.

A candidate is eligible under the NRI quota only if he/she deposits the fee in foreign currency from own NRI account or parents' NRI account.

Sources said some medical institutions grant admission to a certain number of students under the NRI quota by charging a higher fee. In these cases, neither the students nor their parents are NRIs. In fact, under this category, students, who are not meritorious, get admission as they can bring more money, the sources said.

To ensure that the NRI quota seats are utilised by NRIs only for their children and merit is not given a go-by, the DGHS has taken steps to ensure genuineness of candidates.

The person who sponsors the student should be a first degree relation of the student and should be ordinarily residing abroad as an NRI.



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