Reserve OBC seat for MDS course till further order: HC to AIIMS

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to keep a seat available till the disposal of a plea seeking a direction for reservation in the OBC category for the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: June 11, 2013 2:07 am

The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to keep a seat available till the disposal of a plea seeking a direction for reservation in the OBC category for the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) course.

The plea was filed by Anusar Gupta,who ranked first in the OBC category,but was refused an OBC seat in postgraduate course that starts this July.

“Respondent (AIIMS) shall keep one seat available till further order in the case,” Justice Jayant Nath said and posted the matter for July 16.

Filing the plea through counsel Nitin Kumar,Gupta said there are usually five seats allotted for the MDS course,but not a single seat had been reserved for OBC category students this year.

Gupta claimed that not reserving seats for the OBC category was illegal as all institutes were mandated to reserve 27 per cent of seats for OBC candidates.

In his plea,Gupta said “he has been denied admission due to wrong and illegal calculation…”.

The plea said AIIMS had “wrongfully” combined MD/MS seats with MDS seats,even though the two courses belonged to completely different categories. MD/MS degrees are for medical courses whereas MDS degree is for dental course.

“AIIMS has combined all the 121 seats (for MD/MS courses and MDS course) and allocated the 27 percent reservation or 33 seats to MD/MS courses and not even a single seat to MDS course…,” the plea said.

The petition sought a direction for AIIMS to reserve 27 per cent MDS seats for OBC candidates and allow him to attend the counselling for on June 12. It further sought declaration of the current allocation of seats for OBC category in MD/MS and MDS courses as illegal.

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