Fake NEET PG Admission Form Circulating Online: MCC Issues Warning
An alarming alert has been issued by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) regarding fraudulent admission forms circulating on social media. These deceptive forms falsely claim to offer seats through nominations and payments under the state quota. The MCC has categorically stated that the 'Application-cum-admission Form for MD/MS/DNB/MDS Course' circulating online is 'FAKE' and has not been officially released by the MCC, MoHFW, or DGHS. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from falling victim to this deception.
The MCC's Warning on Fake Admission Forms
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has raised a red flag concerning the existence of counterfeit admission forms for Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), Diplomate of National Board (DNB), and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs. These fraudulent forms, claiming to allocate seats under nominated or state quotas through payments, have been making the rounds on social media.
According to the official notice, the MCC stated, "It has come to the notice of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) that the following 'Application-cum-admission Form for MD/MS/DNB/MDS Course of 50 per cent Government Seat Quota/Nominated Quota is circulating in the social media wherein they have claimed that seats will be allotted on nomination basis by payment of fees under nominated/state quota."
MCC's Strong Warning and Advice to Applicants
The MCC is unequivocal in its warning to prospective applicants, cautioning them to be extremely cautious regarding any correspondence received from unidentified individuals who claim to represent the MCC for seat allocation.
The committee strongly advises applicants to report any counterfeit websites or unscrupulous agents to the MCC promptly. The notice emphasizes the importance of handling all counseling-related processes directly on the official website and warns applicants against engaging with fraudulent agents.
Furthermore, the MCC urges candidates and their parents not to share or forward these fake forms on social media. It is essential to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of any communication related to seat allocation.
Official MCC Portal and Avoiding Phony Agents
The only official portal hosted by MCC is mcc.nic.in. Applicants should be vigilant and cautious about emails from addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, as these are not authorized channels of communication.
MCC reiterates that it does not distribute seats based on nominations. The committee also clarifies that they do not send letters to successful students. Instead, candidates who have been allocated seats by MCC must download their Provisional Allotment Letters from the official MCC website and report to the allocated institution/college. Thus, it is crucial for candidates to exercise discretion and not respond to emails purporting to represent MCC concerning seat allocation.
Reporting and Legal Action
Candidates encountering fake agents and counterfeit websites are strongly encouraged to report these instances to MCC immediately. In cases of such deception, candidates have the option to file a First Information Report (FIR).
Beware of deceptive forms and dubious agents offering seats through nominations and payments. Always rely on the official MCC website for counseling-related activities and verify the authenticity of all communications. It is crucial to stay vigilant and protect yourself from such fraudulent practices. Remember, spreading false forms may lead to severe legal consequences.