The Supreme Court has given its verdict that the all-India quota in deemed universities and govt. medical colleges will be filled by the director general of health services (DGHS) in New Delhi. This shall include deemed universities run by religious and linguistic minorities as well, as these institutes have a pan- India character.
The quota reserved is 15% for UG courses and 50% for PG courses. Till 2015, deemed universities conducted their own exams and enrolled the selected students. Whereas, in 2016 after losing a case in the SC in the middle of the admission process, colleges admitted students based on the NEET rankings.
The counselling for state quota seats in government and private medical colleges shall be held by the State Government or the designated authority by the State Govt. Colleges run by religious and linguistic minorities affiliated to State Universities shall also follow the same. Moreover, state governments must conduct two rounds of centralised counselling for the all-India quota and process the admission on behalf of deemed universities and private colleges.
Supreme Court also stated that the cheques for tuition fees should be collected by the state’s admission-conducting body so that colleges do not provide false information related to candidate’s presence. After the second round of counselling for all-India seats, students who take admission should not be permitted to drop them.
“This would ensure that very few seats are reverted to the state quota and also all-India quota seats are filled by students from the all-India merit list only. Students who take admission and secure admission in deemed universities following the second round of counselling conducted by the DGHS shall not be eligible to participate in any other counselling,” the SC ruled in its order filed by Dar-us-salam Educational Trust against the MCI.
Furthermore, it is required that the common counselling should also provide the fee structure of deemed universities and private medical colleges, as per the SC directive. The students who secure admission in MBBS course participating in the common counselling conducted by the state government should be made to deposit demand draft toward the fees payable to the institution. The admission counselling committee shall forward the demand draft to the respective institution. The necessity for including the above-mentioned requirement has risen as it has been noticed that when students report to the college after the counselling they are refused admission by the colleges on some pretext or the other and it is shown by the college as if the student never reported to the college for admission.
So, what happened to the option of having two or more college options? Let’s see what good this dictum serves to the Indian Education system and the ones related to it. Let us know what views do you have in the comments.
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