The ambiguity over the admission procedure in the fraternity of private-run medical colleges in Maharashtra had once again prompted several parents of aspirants whose names came up on the merit list of deemed institutes. Intimidated by the probable event of re-admission for the enlisted students in the private medical colleges, the state had once again challenged the prerogative of private colleges in the Supreme Court.
"We are clinging our hopes to the seats allotted in deemed institutes, but with this new (HC) case, the court might ask the entire process to be redone. How is this fair to us?" remarked one parent.
Points to remember
- The Supreme Court had laid down Sept 30 as the deadline for the admission of MMBS and BDS through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
- The president had issued the ordinance in the month of May this year making CET illegible only for 2016 then made NEET mandatory for medical admission across the country from 2017 onwards
- Directorate Medical Education & Research (DMER) had specified 85 per cent of seats for the domicile students
- Earlier, in April this year, the Supreme Court had prevented state from conducting CET and made NEET mandatory
The private institutes in Maharashtra sought to enroll students on the basis of NEET merit list.
It is believed that several parents had approached Raj Thackeray on Wednesday to look into the matter. Several students and parents were fearing to re-apply at the private colleges. "We are not sure if students will have to re-apply for the admissions into the private institutes," said one student. The Bombay High Court had adjourned the next hearing to Sept 14, as reported by HT.