India Today exposes rot in medical education: Pay Rs 80 lakh and become a doctor

Operation Munnabhai
Many medical colleges debarred from admitting students for two academic years by the Medical Council of India are openly flouting the ban and selling MBBS seats, an expose by the India Today Special Investigation Team has revealed.
The investigation covered three medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh and caught college officials on camera offering admissions.
"You need to pay Rs 5 lakh to book a seat, if you delay, the next week rates will be different," says Ajay Tomar, the official in charge of admissions at Krishna Mohan Medical College in Mathura. The college was debarred after an MCI team found out that did not meet eligibility criteria.
Tomar claims counseling will happen at the college which is contrary to reality. Under the new scheme being implemented after Supreme Court orders, NEET counseling takes place at the all-India and state level, and colleges are allotted online.  
At the Glocal Medical College Super Specialty Hospital and Research Centre in Saharanpur, the admission official Junaid told the undercover reporters about the total MBBS package, which included hostel and tuition fees. The package would add to nearly Rs 80 lakh.
Junaid also claimed that he can fix NEET counseling. "We will get your counseling done. You will get a phone call. Come to Lucknow, we will get seat allotted," he said.
When asked if Glocal had all the government clearances, Junaid dodged the question and said, "We have all the government permissions, but there is one issue in court which will be settled." Junaid also offered to accept payments in cash up to Rs 20 lakh.
Later, when the India Today team confronted the principal of the college and the director of Glocal University, they flatly denied the charge. "This year we are waiting for the court decision. We have not started taking admission or distributing admission forms," says Dr Ranjana Vij, the principal of Glocal Medical College.