Notice to AIIMS on plea for scrapping PG entrance

AIIMS has been asked by the Delhi High Court to respond to a plea for scrapping this year`s entrance examination for post graduate medical course.

Updated: Feb 05, 2012, 11:07 AM IST

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical
Sciences has been asked by the Delhi High Court to respond to
a plea for scrapping this year`s entrance examination for post
graduate medical course, held last month, in the wake of
reports of copying at some centres.

Justice Hima Kohli asked AIIMS to file within a week the
records pertaining to the examination at all 156 centres where
entrance tests were held on January 8.

The court direction came on a petition by a group of PG
candidates, who alleged that the incidents of cheating and
copying, reported from various centres including Noida, was
the part of a widespread scam.
Seeking a court order for a thorough probe into the
alleged scam, the students said the AIIMS, which conducts All
India Post-Graduate Medical Entrance Examination, should
cancel the January 8 examination and hold it afresh.

In their plea, the students said the central government
should come out with a mechanism to prevent recurrence of such
incidents in future.

The counsel for AIIMS informed Justice Kohli that an
incident of cheating took place only at the Noida centre and
three candidates were found in possession of some electronic
gadgets.
The investigation has been handed over to the Crime
Branch of Delhi Police, the lawyer said, adding that the
examination in all other 155 centres were held peacefully.

After hearing the lawyer`s submission, Justice Kohli
fixed February 10 for further hearing of the matter.

PTI