India is a country where if you have money and the right connections, can bend any rules, flout any law, and buy anyone. Scams in admissions and permissions for medical colleges are happening for several years all over the country.
When the CBI arrested the then MCI Chairman, Ketan Desai while receiving 2 crores bribe for granting recognition to a medical college, the entire nation was shocked about the scale of corruption in the MCI. The CBI, after the arrest of Ketan Desai, reviewed the cases of all medical colleges granted affiliation by Ketan Desai and registered several cases.
But, the corruption in private medical colleges continued unabated and it did not even spare the former Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra.
This is another case of large scale corruption, involving a fraudster. A.N.Radhakrishnan, started a polytechnic in the year 1983. From thereon, his growth is unstoppable. The following are the institutions which are being run by A.N.Radhakrishnan, under the Trust, Sri.Muthukumaran Educational Trust.
1983-Meenakshi Ammal polytechnic college.
1985-Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman college of engineering.
1990-Meenakshi Amman Dental college.
1993-M.G.R. Institute of Hotel management &techmology.
1995-Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology.
1998-Meenakshi Ammal Matriculation Hr.sec.school,
Meenakshi college of Nursing,
Meenakshi college of Physiotherapy.
2001-Meenakshi College of Engineering,
Meenakshi Ammal Arts and Science college,
Sri Muthukumaran Arts and Science college.
2002-Vani Vidhyalaya Senior Secondary & junior college.
2003-Meenakshi Medical College Hospital & Research institute.
2005-Meenakshi Ammal Teacher Training Institute.
2006-Arulmigu Meenakshi college of Education,
Sri Muthukumaran College of Education.
2010-Sri Muthukumaran Medical college Hospital & Research Institute.
2011-Mangadu Public school.
2012-Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman public school,
Meenakshi Ammal Global school.
One among the above institutes is Sri Muthukumaran Medical College and Research Institute. The institution got permission to admit 150 students from the year 2010-2011 and periodically this permission was renewed by the Medical Council of India till 2013-14.
After several complaints of irregularities were sent to the MCI and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the MCI refused permission the institution for the year 2013-14.
The MCI, cited the following discrepancies for refusing permission to the Muthukumaran Medical College.
a) Seven out of nine senior Residents in General Surgery have not been considered as their names were not found in any OT list of previous months after their appointment and they had no residence proof as per MCI requirement. Four of them were absent at 11 AM attendance also.
Resultantly, there is shortage of Residents as 8.4% (i.e 17 out of 143) as detailed in report.
b) Planning permission application is still under consideration of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and is not yet approved.
c) Clinical material is inadequate on the day of assessment. OPD attendance was 620 and bed occupancy was 60%.
d) Histopathological & Cytopathological workload are inadequate.
e) On the day of assessment, there were only 2 patients each in SICU & RICU. There was no patient in PICU.
After this rejection several skeletons started tumbling out. The college had submitted a fake building approval by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and had obtained permission from MCI. The Central Bureau of Investigation registered a Preliminary Enquiry into the approval granted to this institution.
After completion of enquiry, the CBI, held as follows :
“Enquiry caused with the local authorities, Commissioner of Chikkarayapuram Village Panchaytat and Mangadu Town Panchayat revealed that no plan approvals has been issued to any of the buildings built by the Trust at Chikkarayapuram and Mangadu villages. Further as per the instructions of CMDA vide letter dated 15.05.2013 to issue lock and seal notice to Sri Muthukumaran Medical College, a notice was issued s per provisions of Section 34 of Tamil Nadu Panchayat Building Rules, 1997 on 05.06.2013. Further notices were issued on 09.05.2011 to The Correspondent, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College and Research Institute to stop work and calling for the approved plan.
Enquiry thus revealed that the plan permission purported to be approved for the construction of the medical college of Sri Muthukumaran Educational Trust has not been issued by the CMDA authorities and that they have not issued any plan approval till date for any of the buildings of Sri Muthukumaran Trust at Chikkarayapuram or Mangadu villages. As such it is evident that the college authorities have submitted fake and fabricated plan approvals for obtaining approval from MCI. It is also evident from the regularization proposal of the trust that none of the buildings have been approved by the CMDA authorities till date.”
Following the report of the CBI, Deputy Planner of CMDA filed a complaint with the Central Crime Branch of the Chennai City Police for registration of a case and a case in Cr. No. 192 of 2015 was registered for cheating, falsification of records etc. against the Trustees of Muthukumaran Educational Trust, including its Chairman A.N.Radhakrishnan. Apart from permission for medical college, A.N.Radhakrishnan had also taken the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for a ride by submitting fake planning permission. Another case in Cr. No. 158 of 2015 was also registered against A.N.Radhakrishnan based on the complaint by AICTE. He along with his wife Gomathy were arrested in both the cases spent some time in prison.
In 2014, Muthukumaran college management approached the Madras High Court challenging the rejection of approval by MCI. While dismissing the writ petition, the Madras High Court was scathing in its order. Justice V.Ramasubramaniam, who dismissed the writ petition observed thus in his order :
Another letter dated 04.03.2014 sent by the CMDA to the petitioner college, contains information which is much still more shocking. In this letter, the CMDA had indicated that the petitioner applied for planning permission for the first time on 08.07.2013 and that the CMDA called for certain particulars by a third letter dated 16.12.2013. One of the documents that the petitioner appears to have submitted to the CMDA is a letter from the Public Works Department for re-routing of a channel. In other words, the college appears to be located not only in land which is owned entirely by the trust which runs the petitioner college but also in a land which happens to be a public water course. I do not know how the Public Works Department could give no objection certificate for re-routing a channel, especially in the light of the special enactment in the State namely the Tamil Nadu Protection of Tanks and Eviction of Encroachments Act, 2007
The communication exchanged between the petitioner and the CMDA and the Medical Council of India discloses (1) that the petitioner never obtained any approval for the construction of the buildings; and (2) that some pockets of land on which the petitioner college is located, are actually Government Poramboke lands in which there is actually a water course. In such circumstances, I wonder how the Government can even grant regularisation, unless they violate the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Protection of Tanks and Eviction of Encroachments Act 2007.
Three things are very clear namely (a) that the petitioner never had any approval from any authority including the Local Panchayat; (b) that some of the lands over which the college has been put up, are poramboke lands belonging to the Government; and (c) that there is a water course in some pockets of the lands over which the petitioner college has come up. These facts are found even from the very documents filed by the petitioner. I am unable to believe that the petitioner obtained approval of the Panchayat, at a time when the area did not come within the purview of the CMDA. If that is so, the petitioner ought to have filed a copy of the approval granted by the Panchayat. Moreover, in the affidavit filed in support of the writ petition, the petitioner has not made a positive assertion that they had obtained building plan approval from the Local Body. Therefore, it is clear that the entire edifice of the institution is built on foundations of illegality, from out of which, 150 men professing a noble profession are sought to be produced year after year.
The deficiency relating to non-approval of the building plan, cannot be ignored in view of the fact that the very continued existence of the buildings depends upon the fate of the application for regularisation. This is not a simple case of approval for the regularisation of buildings put up without planning permission. It is a case of construction on poramboke lands and construction on a water course. “
The above order of the Madras High Court not only proves that the Muthukumaran group of institutions did not have an inch of planning permission but also have encroached water bodies and government lands.
The Madras High Court in several orders have issued directions to the Chennai City Police to complete the investigation and file charge sheets in both Crime numbers 158 and 192 of 2015 against the management of Muthukumaran Educational Trust. But, the Central Crime Branch of the Chennai City Police, is yet to wake up from its deep slumber.
The CMDA, as late as 29.04.2019 has issued a fresh demolition notice to the institution. But, no action seems to be taken in this regard.
This is not the end of story. The Muthukumaran Medical College, has for the academic year 2019-2020, has ‘managed’ to obtain permission from the Dr. MGR Medical University to admit students. TN Health Secretary Ms.Beela Rajesh IAS and gutkha scam fame Health Minister Vijayabaskar are reported to have pressurized the University’s vice chancellor Dr. Sudha Seshaiyan in granting permission to the college. This has to be subsequently ratified by the MCI. In case the MCI refuses to grant permission, around 150 students will be left in lurch.
A Public Interest Litigation was filed against the Muthukumaran Medical College from admitting students for the medical course and the Madras High Court has ordered notices to all the authorities. However, the MHC refused to issue any interim direction. When the matter again comes up for hearing by on 30th July 2019, the admissions might be got over and the litigation itself may become infructuous.
From the CMDA officials to officials in the MCI, Health Ministry, State Health Department are all involved in this scam and they go out of the way to ensure, an illegal Medical college is up and running.
Filthy rich parents who want to see their wards as medical practitioners would not mind paying crores to admit their wards into this institute which lacks infrastructure, faculty, etc. But, imagine the fate of patients who would be treated in the hands of such doctors.
“c) Clinical material is inadequate on the day of assessment. OPD attendance was 620 and bed occupancy was 60%.
d) Histopathological & Cytopathological workload are inadequate.
e) On the day of assessment, there were only 2 patients each in SICU & RICU. There was no patient in PICU.”
Exit exam must be conducted for the students graduating from this college
It’s true, I’m an an alumnus here, they charged high fee, dint have facilities, they even made us write fake cases for MCI, they haven’t given stipend also the caution deposit which we paid during admission of one lakh isnt being returned, they are unfit to run a colllege now, they have pg courses running past one year,, dont know how govt is being so corrupt
Savukku Sankar sir,
I remember you have written articles on Suicide happend in IIT in the past. Now a Similar news came from SRM College ,as a student committed suicide . Its 3rd within a month as reported by Tamil.oneIndia.co.in. News Link is shared below
I know you supported DMK during General Election . With SRM Head being one of the MP’s ,your responsibility is so high to identify whom you support as what has happened why this chain is happening. Will you do it Sir.
We are normal citizens of Chennai without knowing any VIPs or any Influential persons.
But we got admission in Vani Vidyalaya School in a simple way. If you consider other schools we can not get admission without any influence,
Let the owner of this group do whatever the way to make such school, but we are benefitial.
“Filthy rich parents” aam …. tha govt vazhiya vandha nangalaam kannuku theriyalaya? If yu re unaware abt the medical admissions in TN thn go to play school nd learn something…. otha vantan periya aal atam
Nan vizhuven endru nenaithayo???
Any review about Spiderman – Far from home ?
Inspite of getting many self financing medical clg I chose personally this clg because of its fee structure and its location!!! Do u think that big clgs with best infrastructure produce best doctors, if u don’t know anything about med clgs and curriculum na just shut the fuck up and post something related to pornography and how to increase penis size !!! Adha vitttutu vandhutan clg a pathi poduradhuku!!!
Nangalum Neet la mark Eduthutu govt nadathuna counselling vazhiya thaan da vandhu irrukom , deemed University illa idhu first adha therinjiko;!
Perusa vantan 🖕 corruption pathi pesanuma muditu poi tasmac , govt clgs , politics nu podu!!! Clg pathi Kuda podu but yella clgum ozhungu marriyum indha clg mattum thaan thirutu Vela pannura marriyum podatha 🖕 first gain some proper knowledge about what you are posting da madharchod 🖕🖕🖕
Clinical material is inadequate on the day of assessment. OPD attendance was 620 and bed occupancy was 60%.
Histopathological & Cytopathological workload are inadequate.
On the day of assessment, there were only 2 patients each in SICU & RICU. There was no patient in PICU.
Otha unnaku lam exit exam vecha dan azhagu teriyum…fraudu college dubaguru hospital la internship padichitu periya thai oli madiri pesura..thu
Reddy be like ,Trisha illana Oru Divya ,charu illana Oru meena 😂
Otha yarru da nee baadu kundi
The very fact that you’re blaming the “filthy rich parents ” shows the sort of peanut size brain you’ve got there and how much little you know how neet works . You can’t blame those students and their parents for the mess that the government couldn’t clear . If you still think muthukumaran students are incompetent , 50% of the students are filled based on their percentiles . Most of these students have way higher percentiles of other mainstream , popular college’s students that you might be visiting . You just judged a book by its cover and your points are extremely biased and hell bent to wreck this college in spite of being a blogger or whatever you call yourself . I suggest you understand how the system works and also take iodine and Omega 3 supplements to enhance brain functions . Have a good one -iso
Lavde ke baaaaaal
Many students from financially unstable backgrounds have also got admission through self financing quota. They missed out the government seat by a small margin due to reservation. They are somewhat benefitted by this fees. Closure of this college would destroy their dream.
Savukku Sankar sir,
Please keep doing your good work with exposing these kind of Scams. Also request you to translate to Tamil as it will reach many readers apart. Good job sir,
Suitable and stringent action has to be taken against MCI, TN Dr MGR medical university and all officials who connects with this scam
Savukku has exposed a big scam about muthukumaran medical college well. This medical college should be closed immediately.
Steps are being taken to reform the conditions. Do not play with the lives of students. Sootha mooditu irunga da dei
If you do not ACT not, the student of now, will play with lives of the people after 5 years.