The 48 MBBS seats, reserved for SC/ST students, were left vacant for the session 2014-15 due to the fact that the students couldn’t score the aggregate 40% marks in the examination to qualify, creating issues from some time. The list issued by Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board had put a list where 42 SC and 6 ST seats were left vacant for the same reason. Though the health department has now agreed finally to waive the minimum qualifying marks for the students who are not in the list due to not being able to score the marks.
The waiver came as a result of the approach of students to SC/ST Commission over the issue and their potential threat to gherao the CM if the limit was not waived to name the candidates in the list. Later on the commission came up with a statement that in ‘special circumstances the limit of 40% marks can be waived’.
The commission has written to the Medical Council of India and Union health ministry seeking permission to put the students in the list who have scored less than 40% marks in the entrance examination belonging to SC/ST class. It is being demanded in light of the exception given in the prospects published by the state government regarding such situations.
Earlier the list issued by BCECEB clearly stated no seats were left vacant and issued the names of the students who can take admissions in different medical colleges of the state. But later on the officials claimed there was a technical fault in the first list and proposed a fresh list with 48 SC/ST candidates missing from the list, which appeared on their website.