Medical colleges in Mumbai have once again developed stress over medical admission when the later sought to conduct its own counselling for the MBBS and BDS courses. Justice SS Kemkar and MS Karnik from the Bombay High Court bench, following the appeal of the deemed institutes, reserved the case on Monday only to decide on the next session.
Overview of fresh issues evolving
- Of the eight deemed institutes which offer medical sciences, three institutes namely -- Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, DY Patil College, Pune, and Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences -- have allegedly appealed the Bombay High Court in against of the state's GR (government resolution) which mandated NEET for the admission to medical courses both at the Centre and states across the country
- The issues somewhere lies in the fact that although the state deemed universities have agreed to admit medical students on the basis of NEET merit list, the universities approached the HC to grant them permission to conduct their own counselling session for those students who are about to join its institutes.
Point of view of state on the matter
- In response to a group of deemed medical institutes, which allegedly claimed that the state has no rights to infringe on its policies as they are governed by the Medical Council of India and UGC , Rohit Deo, the acting advocate general, remarked that the state has every statutory power to pass such resolution
Health Ministry counsel, Rui Rodrigues said that the ministry had empowered the state over the admission procedure.