Results declared but top 10 merit list missing

BHOPAL: There seems no end to controversies in Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) for admission to private dental and medical colleges in the state organized by Association of Association of Private Dental Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh (APDMC). After failing to release scores within 15 minutes of the exams and declaring results the next day APDMC drew the ire of students on Saturday for declaring individual merit list.

Students do not know about the top ten merit holders. Besides, results of 26 students were changed after technical expert appointed by high court CL Reddy found discrepancies.

Students alleged by not declaring the top ten merit list, APDMC has again made the entire exam fishy. “An exam which was cancelled thrice in the past should have transparency. I do not understand the reason of not releasing the complete merit list. There is definitely something wrong with the entire exam system,” said a student, who preferred to remain anonymous.

Another student said, “Even scam-ridden Vyapam follow the norms of declaring top-ten merit holders. By hiding the top ten, organisers have again put a question on the sanctity of this exam.”

When contacted, technical expert, Reddy said, “I will talk to concerned authorities to declare top ten merit results as early as possible. I do not think it is a matter to hide for anyone.”

Reddy admitted there were discrepancies in the results of 26 students. “I took up the issue and it was immediately rectified. I am completely satisfied by the process followed in declaring the results,” Reddy said.

Counselling for admissions will be organised from Sunday.

APDMC has not been able to put its act together despite drawing ire of Madhya Pradesh high court before conduct of the test. And, this is despite three cancellations of DMAT.

This year, examination was scheduled for June 21. Former legislator Paras Saklecha moved high court in June, seeking cancellation of the test because candidates could apply till last moment. After the petition, APDMC postponed the test to July 12.

The July 12 exam was cancelled after high court issued directives to APDMC for scanning OMR answer-sheets of every candidate writing DMAT on July 12. APDMC said it was not possible for them to abide by the order within deadline and postponed the exam.

Again, APDMC cancelled DMAT on September 20 owing to a spate of technical breakdowns and agitations at exam centres across the country. Then it was decided the exam would be held on October 8.