Counselling for MBBS course under Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IPU) began here today amid confusion with students claiming that they were not informed of the new schedule after the process was deferred twice and Delhi High Court had ordered a stay on it.

IPU officials claimed that “an SMS informing the schedule of counselling was sent to all qualified candidates”, although students alleged that majority of them had not received any information from the varsity.

“I visited the university as per the earlier counselling schedule as we were not informed about the process being deferred or any other change being notified and got to know that it has begun from today,” an aspirant said.The alleged lack of communication posed more difficulties for aspirants who are based outside Delhi and could not make travel plans accordingly.

The university spokesperson, however, maintained that the counselling process began smoothly and no issues were reported about non-receipt of messages.

The Delhi High Court had stayed the counselling till 29 June after the schedule was changed twice over errors in test questions led to revaluation and revision of results. The medical common entrance test (CET) was held on 23 May and the results were declared on 27 May.

On 9 June, IPU issued a notice saying that the information about the counselling for the course would be displayed on 15 June and counselling would begin from 20 June. However, the schedule was changed after erroneous questions were identified in the test and deleted,and additional additional marks were awarded to the candidates.

On 15 June, another notice was issued stating that “a detailed schedule for the first counselling for admission to MBBS programme” will be notified on 20 June and counselling would commence from 22 June.

On 20 June,a few minutes prior to the notification of the counselling details, candidates received a message saying the results had been “revised on the basis of revaluation.”A fresh notice was issued stating that the schedule would be released on June 25 and counselling would begin from June 29.