A city-based private NEET coaching centre, Namakkal, Madras faced protest from students and their parents. Subsequently, a complaint has been filed against the centre alleging them for cheating by providing poor facilities to the students. The case was registered under IPC Sections 267, 406, 420, 506 (1).
According to inside sources, the NEET coaching centre which was run by M Udhayakumar (36 years) was operating inside the campus of a private college. This centre which was offering NEET crash course had accommodated about 300 MBBS aspirants. They had charged Rs 46,000 from each student. Allegedly they took Rs 20,000 as the advanced payment.
When the students were approached they had claimed to have received poor quality food and facilities in the institute. Further, they claimed there were about 20 students in the same room. The dissatisfaction had grown to a high level and nearly 200 students dropped the course and returned to their home town. The parents also came up with the same issue and eventually, Velagoundampatty police station filed a complained against the NEET coaching centre. Thereafter police started its investigation regarding the matter.
Earlier, Madras High Court had permitted to private matriculation schools to conduct summer break coaching for class XI and XII students who wish to sit for NEET exam. A direction came from the justices N Kirubakaran and S S Sundar on Public Interest Litigation that Private Schools are no more allowed to take coaching classes during this summer breaks and if there is any violation noticed against this order, actions will be taken against them.
NEET Coaching Centres which was profiteering by collecting coaching fees have been stopped by an order issued by the director of matriculation. Students will no longer face any harassment or loss of money due to this path-breaking order.