NEET Merit List Withheld by Bombay High Court Until 6th September

Published: | September 02, 2016
NEET Merit List Withheld by Bombay High Court Until 6th September
Private unaided medical colleges and students from outside Maharashtra challenge rules regarding reservation of local students.

The selection list based on the scores secured by students in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS and BDS courses in private unaided colleges was to be earlier posted on September 3. The Bombay High Court has now restrained the order and has decided to postpone the date of publishing which has not been decided yet.The publishing date will now be decided on the day of hearing, i.e on September 6th.

All of this came after the rules set by UGC regarding the reservation of seats for students of Maharashtra were challenged by a private unaided dental college and students belonging to places other than Maharashtra.

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According to the rules, seats were reserved for the local students. This rule was further questioned by Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir’s KBH Dental College and Hospital and some students which claimed the rule to be domiciled and not valid for admission in private colleges.

According to one of the petitions, the seats should be filled taking the scores secured by students in their NEET exam into consideration and the admission rules should be same for students whether they are from Maharashtra or not.

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According to Chief Justice Manjula Chellur, state government should clarify the word “domicile” regarding admission of students in various dental and MBBS courses. Until that happens, the selection list will not be published and has been postponed till the next date of hearing.


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