Scores of MD/MS aspirants who appeared in the entrance test conducted by Board of professional Entrance Examination, Saturday staged protest at Press Enclave here, accusing authorities of "violating norms."
The protestors claimed that despite court directions, the BOPEE has failed to conduct re-counselling for the admissions of the selected candidates.
MD/MS aspirants decried the decision of BOPEE while deciding to implement Rule 17 which reportedly has affected their chances of securing admission in clinical branches, a preferred choice by most of the aspirants.
They said BOPEE is implementing rules "arbitrarily" marring the prospects of candidates seeking admission under open merit category and narrowing down choices of meritorious students.
"Though online counseling, BOPEE has declared the offline results. We were unaware about the number of seats and the seats blocked ahead of them. Preference choices and blocking has been clubbed together due to which open merit students are facing lot of mental trauma", they said.
They said that the BOPEE has given more clinical seats to category students while non-clinical berths have gone to open merit students.
They said that BOPEE is virtually "headless". "Every time a candidate approaches BOPEE, they have only one answer that the 'chairman is out of station' which adds salt to the wounds of candidates," they added.
They said, "In pediatrics GMC Srinagar, of the 13 seats, 10 have been allotted to category candidates and three to open- merit candidates which clearly violates 65:35 ratio and same has happened with other clinical branches".
"Physical counseling should be made as it is will provide solution to this injustice and everything will be clear accordingly and it will save the future of meritorious candidates," they added.