Following the Tuesday verdict of Bombay High Court granting statutory rights to deemed universities to conduct counseling for medical studies, parents of medical aspirants in Maharashtra are determined to challenge the institution's prerogative to Supreme Court.
"The SC needs to be made aware of problems young children face in the name of policy and rules. While the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was introduced to bring about uniformity in medical admissions, our children are running pillar to post for admissions," said one parent.
Despite Supreme Court directives on ruling the admission procedure of medical courses under one uniform platform, NEET, many private-run medical institutes in Maharashtra had sought to conduct their counseling for medical entries in their institutes.
Parents to protest against deemed universities over medical courses counseling:
- It is believed that the aggrieved parents had sought assistance from one retired Supreme Court Judge to file their petition in Supreme Court
- The parents of medical aspirants allegedly claimed that the deemed universities in various state across the country conducting their own counseling for medical admission has the potential to ruin the aspiration of their children
- Despite the ordinance passed from the president's office on May 24, several private-run medical institutes across the country are still intimidating to conduct counseling for medical courses instead
- Many parents are intimidated that those students who already secured admission in government medical colleges might opt for private-run colleges according to their convenience thus leaving the seat vacant and disrupting the chances for other student.
"We will conduct admissions only on the basis of NEET scores, but by following state rules we are being forced to give up on our deemed status, which we refuse to compromise on. Deemed institutes across the country are conducting separate admissions," said one senior trustee of a deemed institute