All domicile students of medical education welcomed the Supreme Court’s order on NEET counselling. Previously the students challenged the prerogative of Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal and filled the petition, following that yesterday the Supreme Court had uphold the interest of the domicile students seeking admission in medical colleges.
Domicile students have been waiting for a month to get admission through NEET counselling at Gandhi medical college, Bhopal.
"For the past 10 days, we faced lot of trouble. It was painful to see candidates crying at the gate for admission. The apex court's judgment has come as a relief even for us," said one official from the directorate of medical education who requested anonymity.
The Supreme Court’s verdicts on NEET counselling are following:
- According to the Supreme Court’s judgement, the domicile students would be given first priority during the selection process.
- Only remaining seats will be allotted to non-domicile students.
- Yesterday the Supreme Court favoured the domicile students, overruling its previous decision which gave immunity to private medical colleges from state interference in their admission process.
Background of the Issue
Right to Education (RTE) activist, Dr Anand Rai had earlier alleged the state government for paying heed to students' difficulties during the counselling process.
The Supreme Court’s order came as a relief after a long battle and frustration when the Supreme Court's earlier judgment favoured the private medical colleges.