Private Med Colleges’ Weightage Illegal: HC

Published: 30th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: In a relief to MBBS graduates seeking admission to medical post-graduate and diploma courses, the High Court has struck down the Rules which were framed vide GO Ms No.93 dated July 1, 2013.

As per Rule 4(v)(a) of the said impugned Rules, for making admissions under the 50 per cent management quota seats, colleges have to prepare the merit list of candidates by giving weightage of 15 per cent of marks secured by them in the interview conducted by the management.

A division bench comprising justices R Subhash Reddy and A Shankar Narayana passed this order on a writ petition by Dr SP Shivani and four others, who have completed their MBBS course and intended to secure admission to NRI Medical College, an un-aided non-minority institute, for PG degree and diploma courses in the management quota for academic year 2014-15.

While allowing the writ petition, the bench struck down the impugned Rules i.e. Rules 3(vi) and 4(v)(a) of the AP Un-aided non-minority Professional Institutions (Regulation of admissions into post graduate medical and dental professional courses/superspeciality courses) Rules, 2013 by declaring the same as illegal, arbitrary and running contrary to the PG Medical Education Regulations, 2000 and also to  Section 3 of AP Educational Institutions (Regulation of admissions and prohibition of capitation fee) Act, 1983.

The court directed NTR University of Health Sciences to prepare a fresh merit list by taking into account the cumulative academic merit of students in their I, II and III year MBBS course alone, by considering the names of all the candidates from the list sent by the college principal and the one sent by the management and approve such list and forward the same to the college within three days.  The respondent college was directed to take steps for admission as per merit order

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