Association of Maharashtra's private medical colleges had
submitted a plea regarding to be allowed to conduct its own common entrance
test (CET) for medical and dental college admissions. However, Supreme Court
dismissed it. It means students will be admitted to state as well as private
colleges on the basis of a single test conducted by the state CET cell.
Association of Managements of Unaided and Private Medical
and Dental Colleges challenged the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional
Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fees) Act, 2015, that
lays down the state CET clause in Bombay HC in August 2015. Finally, it reached
Supreme Court. The petition is only against the medical postgraduate entrance
Association chairman Kamal Kishore Kadam said that the apex
court had asked to wait. They are trying for SC as they don't want government
to take control especially if they are not paying money to them. A potential
standoff seems brewing with a government official saying the state may act
against institutes that refuse to admit students allotted by the competent
authority as per the provisions of the existing act.