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TOI exposed medical colleges taking capitation fees of Rs 40 lakh for an MBBS seat. Officials of some institutions were even caught on camera. Investigations followed. A former president of the MCI was arrested. NEET was made the sole criterion for admissions.

It had become a parallel admission process. TOI exposed how some medical colleges were charging capitation fees in violation of Supreme Court orders. Officials of some institutions were even caught on camera demanding bribes of up to Rs 40 lakh for an MBBS seat.

 

A series of investigations followed, leading to the arrest of a former president of the Medical Council of India. The Government of India dissolved the MCI executive committee and made NEET the sole criterion for admissions. For young aspirants, it meant the restoration of trust in medical education.

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