Supreme Court upholds deemed universities prerogative over admission

Earlier, in September, the DMER had appealed the apex court to uphold the admission process through common centralized counselling.

Notwithstanding the Directorate of Medical education and Research (DMER) plea, the Supreme Court has determined to allow the deemed universities in Maharashtra and Kerala to continue the admission course as it has been processing for the courses of MBBS and BDS.

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  • The DMER had earlier appealed in the apex court to uphold the admission procedure through common centralized counselling to make sure no-delay is made in completing the admission process.

    “The arguments in court went on for almost two hours and amidst all this, what our lawyers have been highlighting is that pending admission will eventually affect the education of students. But the hearing got postponed by another day,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER),  

    Supreme Court in favour of deemed universities

    A Supreme Court bench comprising Justice AK Sikri and Justice L Nageswara Rao allows the deemed universities to conduct the counselling as over 80% of the seats has been filled and classes have already been started. However, the apex court laid embargo over the deemed universities from further counselling.

    “Will not disturb the admissions already made by the respondent universities, keeping in view that respondents are deemed universities,” said the Apex court, as per reports.

    The apex court had set September 30 as the deadline for medical admission in April this year.




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