//AIIMS PG exam not to be cancelled: SC

AIIMS PG exam not to be cancelled: SC

New Delhi, Apr 13: The Supreme Court today turned down plea for cancellation of AIIMS PG entrance test and gave a go ahead for the counselling for All India quota in post graduate medical courses from April 21 after the government said that irregularity pertaining to the entrance exam was found from the Chennai centre.

A bench headed by Justice K G Balakrishnan was informed by the Medical Council of India that a detailed schedule about the counselling will be placed before the court on Monday.

Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subrahmaniam placed before the bench the CBI report stating that there were concrete evidence against the 20 students from Chennai for allegedly indulging in unfair means. He informed the court that the those 20 students have been disqualified from the exams and a fresh merit list was being arranged. He said there was suspicion regarding the Delhi centre that no adequate material was found. Subrahmaniam said that the examination would not be cancelled as irregularities confined to Chennai only.

Electronic devices called `Docupen`, which are capable of scanning the entire question paper and transmitting it to anybody outside the centre through mobile phones were used in the copying racket. Answers sent back on the mobile had allegedly helped the candidates in writing the correct answers. In all, 3086 candidates have come in the merit list.