ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has ordered 3 private medical institutions to accept 29 applicants after discovering discrepancies in their admissions.
Despite qualifying for admission, the students were refused admission to institutions for the 2020-21 academic year because they were incapable of paying 5 years fees in a single lump-sum amount. The institutions required a full deposit of the 5 year fees or 4 year bank guarantee in addition to 1 year fee.
The conclusion was reached after the PMC conducted a thorough investigation into students’ concerns about discrepancies in the admission procedure at 19 medical and dental schools.
As per PMC, enrollment of twenty nine candidates was refused in the session 2020-21 at three institutions including, Rawal Institute of Medicine Islamabad, Mohammad College of Medicine Peshawar, and Sialkot Medical College.
The commission issued directives that stated: “The admission of these students will be adjusted in the existing seats allocated to the college. They will not be charged a fee by the college for the first year of study. As a penalty to the colleges, the first-year fee of the students shall be exempted and the fee structure for the remaining duration of the MBBS or BDS programme shall remain the same as existed in the year 2020-21,”