Kohima, May 16 (MExN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has sent a representation to the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) of the Government of Nagaland flagging issues around selection of MBBS and BDS candidates for professional courses.
Seats under NEC
The ANCSU stated in the representation to the Director of DoTE, it has “learnt from reliable sources” that the Government of Nagaland has “failed to acquire MBBS, BDS seats for the students of Nagaland under NEC during the year 2017.”
It appealed to the Directorate to initiate some action with the Ministry concerned and “acquire seats for the above mentioned for the year 2018 and onward.”
“As a matter of fact, the aspirants for MBBS, BDS is increasing every year, however due to less allocation of seats to our state, a good number of aspiring candidates are deprived to pursue their career,” noted the representation signed by ANCSU Education Secretary, Kruto Tetseo, and Vice President/Chairperson Grievances Cell, Benjong Longchar.
The ANCSU asserted that a “Merit list should be prepared strictly so as to ensure fair and transparency in selection of MBBS and BDS candidates.”
It reiterated that it will not “accept any kind of manipulation or modification in selection of candidates for the mentioned.” It is also reminded the DoTE that “placement of institutions for selected candidates for undergoing the courses should be on merit basis.”
“The ANCSU strongly believes in giving the best opportunity to the most deserving candidates. In fact merit list should not be compromised for any reasons by force or by any other means,” it affirmed.
It called for the publication of the Merit List as per allocation of seats and placement of institutions in local dailies for transparency.
“The ANCSU shall be vigilant in this matter and shall monitor closely during the process of selection and thereon. Merit list should be published in local dailies as per allocation of seats and placement of institutions to ensure fair and transparency to the aspiring candidates.”
The ANCSU also appealed to the DoTE for necessary publications on time to avoid inconveniences and misunderstandings among the students’ community as a whole.
The ANCSU suggested that the DoTE “strictly follow” the existing guidelines for selection of MBBS and BDS candidates for undergoing professional courses. In case of addition or deletion in the existing guidelines, the ANCSU hoped it will be informed for “proper review and consultation for implementation in the interest of the students’ community.”