No interference by Delhi HC in the admission process for medical course postgraduates in DU and IP

On Thursday High court of Delhi decides not to interfere in the admission process for postgraduates medical courses in Delhi university and Guru gobind Singh Indraprastha university for the academic year 2017-18.

this notification for common counselling was dated on 10 march. whereby, admissions to medical colleges, whether it be private or deemed universities will be based on a state-level common counselling on the basis of merit obtained by the students in the national eligibility-cum-entrance-test.now this clearly states that student passing class 12 have to appear for NEET . notification was given by the union health and family  welfare ministry, making it compulsory for all state governments to conduct a common counselling for admission in MBBS, MS and MD.

therefore, the two  different universities with different reservation policies i.e., Delhi university and Guru gobind singh indraprastha university cannot fill their seats with the common counselling policy.

in this Justice V. kameshwar Rao observed that-

“in any case, prima facie when universities are governed by two different reservation policies. they cannot pool their seats for common counselling. it would lead further litigation by candidates , who are entitled to admission in view of one list, say central list but denied the same as his/her caste does not find mentioned in the UT list”

it was submitted that the counselling for the two universities can be held commonly if the reservation policy of the two university do not differ. the court noted that the SC has already upheld institutional reservation as constitutional.

at last, Delhi HC permits DU and IP to go ahead with the counselling for post-graduate medical admissions.

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