CHENNAI:The admission of 36 students in the PG course in Saveetha Medical College and Hospital in Tandalam near Chennai will be subject to the outcome of the writ petition filed by the college, the Madras High Court has held.
A division bench of Justices S Nagamuthu and Anitha Sumanth made the observation while admitting a writ petition from the college seeking to declare Regulation 9A of Medical Council of India dated March 10 last as unconstitutional.
The admission of the 36 students in the petitioner’s college will be subject to the result of the writ petition and this may be conveyed to the students, the division bench added and granted liberty to the students to apply for the State counselling. It also directed the government Pleader to permit these students to apply for the same till April 11.
Making it clear that the order is applicable only to the petitioner’s college, the bench posted the matter for further hearing on April 20.
The college admitted the 36 students on February 23 last as per the norms of the bulletin issued by National Board of Examinations (NEET-PG 2017) after publication of results by the Board.
While so, the MCI issued a notification on March 10 amending the PG Medical Education Regulation 2017 and added regulation 9A relating to common counselling
and the said notification was published in the gazette on March 11.
It was stated in the notification that 50 per cent of the seats should be surrendered to the government.
Contending that it is against the judgment of the Supreme Court and it took away the right of the private institutions to admit students, petitioner filed the present petition to declare the amendment as unconstitutional and violative of Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution.