NEET PG Delhi HC issues guidelines to MCC for conducting PG Admissions process
Delhi: In order to streamline the PG medical admission process, the Delhi High Court has recently issued a set of guidelines to the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC).
These guidelines have been issued in the backdrop of a hearing on the PIL filed by a doctor who submitted that even after getting confirmation about his admission at the Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi (MAMC); he was denied admission as the authorities there informed him that he has been 'wrongfully allotted' seat under DU quota.
College, Karakonam, he opted not to take admission in the MD Psychiatry (PS) program as he already secured a seat in MAMC. He travelled to Delhi for admission and the seat at SMC was forgone by him. Consequently, he was left with no option to pursue either of the courses in this session. He also added that the petitioner should not be made to suffer due to a "bona fide human error."
this confusion could have been averted if there were proper checks in place at different levels of counseling. The checks ought to have been installed at the time of registration and prior to allotment in the first round. Since there were no checks, and partly due to the Petitioner's fault, he has been put in this situation. The Court while being empathetic with the position in which the Petitioner currently finds himself, however, cannot direct confirmation of his admission in MAMC under the Delhi University Quota. Accordingly, the relief sought for, for confirming the Petitioner's admission in MD (Pathology) in MAMC cannot be granted.
"Owing to the predicament of the Petitioner and the peculiar facts of this case, the State of Kerala shall allot any unfilled seat to the Petitioner in a post-graduate medical course to enable him to take admission on or before 31st August 2020."