Students Approach HC after being Denied Admission by Gondia Ayurved College
Nagpur: Three medical aspirants have approached the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court after they were denied admission to an ayurvedic college in Gondia.Although these students were selected in the first round and allotted seats at Gondia's MS Ayurvedic Medical College, they were denied admission on the grounds that the college did not have affiliation with Maharashtra University for...
Nagpur: Three medical aspirants have approached the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court after they were denied admission to an ayurvedic college in Gondia.
Although these students were selected in the first round and allotted seats at Gondia's MS Ayurvedic Medical College, they were denied admission on the grounds that the college did not have affiliation with Maharashtra University for Health Sciences (MUHS).
These students have approached the HC bench against the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell. They have been directed by a Division bench of Justices Atul Chandurkar and Abhay Mantri to present their final arguments during the next hearing fixed after the vacations.
After appearing in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam earlier this year, these students were selected in the merit list for the first round itself. However, Gondia’s MS Ayurvedic Medical College denied them admission on the ground that it was not affiliated with the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS).
The latest media report by the Times of India adds that when the petitioner students approached the CET Cell authorities in this regard, they were assured a seat once the results of the second round were published.
However, by the time the second merit list was published, the MUHS had granted affiliation to the concerned college. During the hearing of the case on November 09, 2023, the HC bench issued fresh notices to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and MS Ayurvedic Medical College in Gondia.
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Earlier this year, the Maharashtra State CET Cell got into trouble with the National Medical Commission (NMC) as the CET Cell had allowed Institute-level MBBS admission in respect of 141 students. Despite the NMC's directions of not conducting any rounds of counselling through physical mode, the CET Cell on September 26, 2023, announced its decision to hold an institute-level stray vacancy round. It had directed the eligible desirous candidates to apply via Online mode i.e. through email only to the respective colleges in the prescribed format separately for State Quota and Institutional Quota.
However, NMC announced that such admissions were invalid and this decision was later challenged before the Bombay HC bench. Although initially, the HC bench had granted interim relief to two of such students, the court ultimately upheld NMC's stand on the Institute-level counselling.
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