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MBBS counselling begins at IP University amid confusion

MBBS counselling begins at IP University amid confusion
Counselling for MBBS course under Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IPU) began here on Tuesday amid confusion with students claiming that they were not informed of the new schedule after the process was deferred twice and Delhi High Court had ordered a stay on it.

IPU officials claimed that "SMS informing the schedule of counselling was sent to all qualified candidates", although students alleged that majority of them had not received any information from the varsity.

"I visited the university as per the earlier counselling schedule as we were not informed about the process being deferred or any other change being notified and got to know that it has begun from Tuesday", an aspirant said.

The alleged lack of communication posed more difficulties for aspirants who are based outside Delhi and could not make travel plans accordingly.

The university spokesperson, however, maintained that the counselling process began smoothly and no issues were reported about non-receipt of messages.

The Delhi High Court had stayed the counselling till June 29 after the schedule was changed twice over errors in test questions led to revaluation and revision of results. The medical common entrance test (CET) was held on May 23 and the results were declared on May 27.

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On June 9, IPU issued a notice saying that the information about the counselling for the course would be displayed on June 15 and counselling would begin from June 20.

However, the schedule was changed after erroneous questions were identified in the test and deleted, and additional additional marks were awarded to the candidates.

On June 15, another notice was issued stating that "a detailed schedule for the first counselling for admission to MBBS programme” will be notified on June 20 and counselling would commence from June 22. On June 20, a few minutes prior to the notification of the counselling details, candidates received a message saying the results had been "revised on the basis of revaluation."

A fresh notice was issued stating that the schedule would be released on June 25 and counselling would begin from June 29. However, a candidate moved Delhi High Court challenging the revised results claiming her rank dropped 77 positions despite her marks increasing.

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The court had then stayed the counselling till June 29, and today reserved its judgement after it concluded hearing arguments of both sides even as the varsity began the process.

Crying foul, BJP MLAs filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau chief on Sunday.

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