The Supreme Court today has issued an order, which effectively cancels the admissions of 634 MBBS students. The apex court has found that these students used illegal means to get admission to the MBBS course in various medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh. Such admissions were obtained during the period between 2008 and 2012. These students had become eligible to the MBBS course after clearing the entrance tests for medical colleges, which is conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Vyavasayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) or Professional Examination Board. The court has found some irregularities in the admission process, due to which the admissions of 634 students have been cancelled.
The order was issued by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar. The court refused to provide any relief to the students. It may be recalled that earlier, the case was heard by a two-judge bench. However, at that time, there was a split verdict, due to which the case was referred to a three-judge bench.
The Vyapam case is among the most followed since around 34 people linked to the case have mysteriously died. There are voices of protest against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife for their alleged involvement in the case. However, there has not been any solid evidence regarding this. The Vyapam case is being handled by CBI since July 2015 on the orders of the Supreme Court.