High Court restrains GMCH-32 from declaring final MBBS merit list

The Court,however,made it clear that the college authorities could continue with counselling

Published: August 14, 2013 2:37 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday restrained the Chandigarh Administration and the Sector 32 Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH)from declaring the final merit list for admissions to MBBS course in the current academic session.

The Court,however,made it clear that the college authorities could continue with counselling.

The directions were passed on an appeal filed by some candidates against the August 8 orders quashing Chandigarh Administration’s notification regarding extending the last date of application beyond June 24.

The High Court on August 8 had held that application forms should not have been entertained after the cut-off date of June 24 according to the college prospectus.

Quashing the admission notice dated August 1,the HC had allowed the petition filed by Arpit Agrawal.

Agrawal had through his petition challenged the action of the Chandigarh Administration and the medical college inviting fresh applications for admission,even though the last date was June 24.

He had also alleged that many students,whose application forms were incomplete had been given admission in the first round of counselling.

This despite the fact that the prospectus specifically provided that incomplete applications were liable to be rejected and no application form would be entertained after June 24.

The petitioner had averred that fresh applications were not being entertained after the cut-off date for admission against the 15 per cent all- India quota.

But the Chandigarh Administration was acting arbitrarily causing grave prejudice to the petitioner and similarly situated students for the 85 per cent quota.

He added that it would also affect admissions in each category for which reservation has been provided.

Going into the background,the petitioner had asserted that the controversy had primarily risen on account of Administration’s action to invite fresh applications for admission to 50 MBBS seats in the Government Medical College and Hospital,Chandigarh..

The Court,however,made it clear that the college authorities could continue with counselling.

The directions were passed on an appeal filed by some candidates against the August 8 orders quashing Chandigarh Administration’s notification regarding extending the last date of application beyond June 24.

The High Court on August 8 had held that application forms should not have been entertained after the cut-off date of June 24 according to the college prospectus.

Quashing the admission notice dated August 1,the HC had allowed the petition filed by Arpit Agrawal.

Agrawal had through his petition challenged the action of the Chandigarh Administration and the medical college inviting fresh applications for admission,even though the last date was June 24.

He had also alleged that many students,whose application forms were incomplete had been given admission in the first round of counselling.

This despite the fact that the prospectus specifically provided that incomplete applications were liable to be rejected and no application form would be entertained after June 24.

The petitioner had averred that fresh applications were not being entertained after the cut-off date for admission against the 15 per cent all- India quota.

But the Chandigarh Administration was acting arbitrarily causing grave prejudice to the petitioner and similarly situated students for the 85 per cent quota.

He added that it would also affect admissions in each category for which reservation has been provided.

Going into the background,the petitioner had asserted that the controversy had primarily risen on account of Administration’s action to invite fresh applications for admission to 50 MBBS seats in the Government Medical College and Hospital,Chandigarh.

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