NEET: SC to hear Kerala's plea today
New Delhi: With the Supreme Court posted the hearing on combined counselling based on NEET score to Tuesday, the uncertainty over MBBS/BDS admission for management seats continue to worry medical aspirants. The SC will consider Kerala Government's plea seeking common counselling for MBBS/BDS admission in deemed university on Tuesday. The Court will also hear the petition filed by deemed universities and other private medical colleges.
Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar argued today. The counsel appeared for Kerala Govt appealed to the court to implement UGC order for MBBS/BDS admission in Deemed Universities. The counsel also asked the Apex Court to cancel the admission made by Amrita School of Medicine on its own.
Earlier, the University Grants Commission issued an order mandating Common Counselling for deemed universities for MBBS/BDS admission. Following this, many deemed universities approached the court seeking relaxation. However, the Supreme Court on 23 September 2016 cancelled all admission made by the private medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh backing the common counselling norm.
There are many PILs pending in the Supreme Court in connection with common counselling. The Central Government had also approached the SC seeking cancellation of Kerala High Court order staying the combined counselling. As the deadline for MBBS/BDS admission is approaching, medical aspirants are in a dilemma. The MBBS/BDS admission is supposed to be completed by September 30. However, the Supreme Court had earlier observed that the deadline was fixed by the Apex Court. If needed, the deadline can be extended, the court added.