The Supreme Court has cancelled the admissions of over 300 medical students in connection with the multi-crore Vyapam scandal. They will no longer be able to practice medical profession.
A three-judge bench observed that the case presented before it by the students warranted no interference into an earlier order by the top court under Article 142.
Earlier, the two-judge bench, in May last year, had split on the future of the students with one judge recommending leniency.
However, the SC, on Monday, refused to be lenient to allow the students take up medical profession despite holding their admissions illegal. The students had urged the court that they had studied hard for five years and cleared all the internal college exams.
The verdict had come after revelations that the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), better known by its Hindi acronym Vyapam, let candidates morph photographs and send impersonators to write tests.
Source: Media Reports