The future of a large number of MBBS and BDS aspirants
across the country was at stake when the Supreme Court sat to reveal its
decision on the case concerning deemed Universities of Kerala and Maharashtra
who had carried out their admission process with the help of their own counselling
rather than going for a centralized counselling, as was suggested by the
The Universities could have faced tough sanctions from the
Supreme Court for defying the order. Instead, the apex court in the country has
said that it would not quash the admission process undertaken by these
It must be noted that this decision was taken in
consideration of the students and not the institutes per se. The Supreme Court
took into consideration the fact that more than 80% of the seats had been
filled in these counselling sessions of these deemed Universities and many of
them had also started their classes.
Hence, quashing the admission process
would have led to a grim situation for the students. However, the court has
asked the Universities to stop further intake, if any, using their own
In the final judgment, the Supreme Court bench said, "...will
not disturb the admissions already made by the respondent universities...
keeping in view that respondents are deemed universities,"
The medical admissions in the country have been in the news
for quite a while with the NEET exam taking the entire limelight and
unprecedented media attention.