After Kerala now Maharashtra has approached HC seeking help in order to resolve the ambiguity surrounding the admission procedure through NEET for the self-financed institutes. Parents from different cities like Mumbai, Pune, Satara etc. rendezvoused at the Bombay High Court and challenged the policy of private medical colleges.
"We filed an intervention on the ongoing case, where private medical colleges are demanding that 85 per cent of their seats be filled by merit and not for those with state domicile. It was good to see support pour in from different parts of the state, which shows how grave the issue is," said one of the parents.
Situation of Medical admission in Maharashtra
- The Bombay High Court had yesterday postponed the hearing on the issues surrounding the admission policy of the private medical colleges for today's hearing.
- So far, medical science aspirants waiting for admission for the courses like MBBS and BDS were being hammered with confusion over the admission procedure
- "This mix-up of rules and regulations have been thrown at us since April this year (when the Supreme Court started hearing the case on compulsion of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for all MBBS and BDS aspirants), and four months later, we are still struggling for admissions," said one student
- The HC had earlier stayed the admission procedure for MBBS and BDS following the demand of private institute to conduct admission on the merit list of NEET. As per the provision laid down by the Directorate Medical Education and Research (DMER), 85 per cent of seats for MBBS and BDS in private institutes are to be allotted for the students belonging to the state.
"The 85% domicile rule was assured to us by the Supreme Court, so the state government should take a clear stand. For the past four months we've been living by the various court orders and till date there's no clarity. The HC needs to give us the much needed relief, our children have been struggling with depression ever since this saga began," said one parent.