After 15 seats were still left vacant at the Dhule-based medical institute, the issue regarding the same was raised with the government of India and the Supreme Court. The institute demanded to extend the dates for admission in order to fill the leftover seats. The institute's admissions closed on September 30th as per the order issued by the Supreme Court.
Another order issued by the Supreme Court has made the state Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER) conduct another round of admissions for the 350 vacant seats which are a part of 10 deemed medical and dental institutes in Maharashtra.
According to Dr. Pravin Shingare. Director, DMER, the admissions to the remaining seats will be conducted till October 7. Also, seats in all other institutes except Dhule-based institute have been filled up. Since only one institute is left, it will now have to wait for the final order to be issued by the SC. The demand by DMER of extending the dates for admission till October 7 was rejected by the SC earlier this week. Also, DMER had asked all private and government medical and dental institutes to not close admissions until 11pm on September 30 so that the seats can be filled and allotted to the students. Currently, most of the seats at the institute have been filled and confirmed by the students while only 15 are left to tackle at the government and private institutes.
Parents and families of students are coming forward and approaching the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell as well as DMER for clarity on this issue as they have received information from various sources that seats are still available at the institutes. However, the institute is not agreeing to the same. The parents fear that instead of giving these seats to the rightful students, they will further be sold at higher prices as a part of the management quota.
Some of the parents are even planning on taking the matter to the supreme court as very little information has been announced or made public on the exact number of vacant seats at government and private institutes.