NEET 2017: High Court cancels Tamil Nadu govt order on medical admission, directs authorities to prepare fresh merit list

The judge directed authorities to prepare a fresh merit list and conduct the counselling for admissions accordingly. He had on July 11 reserved orders on the petitions by Darnish Kumar, a student represented by his parents, and two others and ordered status quo on the admission process till the adjudication of the matter.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: July 14, 2017 12:54 pm
MCC, neet 2017, NEET rank list, mcc.nic.in Madras High Court. (File Photo)

The Madras High Court today quashed a Tamil Nadu government order reserving 85 per cent of MBBS and BDS seats to state board students and only 15 per cent for CBSE and other boards, holding that it amounted to discrimination among equals. Allowing petitions by some CBSE students challenging the June 22 state government order, Justice K Ravichndrababu held that the impugned reservation was bad in law and violated Art 14 of the Constitution (Equality before law).

He also held that the reservation indirectly meddled with the object and process of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and compromised on merits of selection.

The judge directed authorities to prepare a fresh merit list and conduct the counselling for admissions accordingly. He had on July 11 reserved orders on the petitions by Darnish Kumar, a student represented by his parents, and two others and ordered status quo on the admission process till the adjudication of the matter.

The state government had defended the G.O, saying the policy of the state government was not in favour of NEET, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). More than 50 per cent of the questions in the NEET were based on the CBSE syllabus and hence there was an inequality in the all-India exam, it had contended.

Assailing the G.O, the petitioners had submitted that the Supreme court had clearly stated that when admission is based on entrance examination NEET, it should make no difference whether the qualifying examination was conducted by the state board or CBSE because no discrimination can be made between the schools affiliated to both the boards.

As per the earlier schedule, the merit list for medical courses was to be published today and the counselling to start on July 17.

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    Aruna
    Jul 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    The purpose of NEET will be defeated if any privilege is given to state board students. Standards of medical education needs a system like NEET.
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      Aruna
      Jul 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm
      Welldone HC. Nobody is stopping state board students from registering in All India Quota. So a state board student who has written NEET has opportunity in his/ her state quota all India quota as well. Hence has 100 opportunity for medical seats. Meanwhile a CBSE student has chosen to be in CBSE because her parent has been moving on postings to various states ( CG, Defence,Paramilitay etc.). They are having nativity in their parent's home state hence qualify for state quota. If they are denied this right they will be left with only 15 opportunity for medical while a state board student enjoys 100 opportunity for medical. Imagine a situation...Even if Tamil Nadu state board students are made " not eligible for All India Quota" , in other words say if only CBSE students of Tamil Nadu nativity are eligible for All India Quota, also, even then CBSE student will be having only 15 chance for medicals and state board students will have 85 . TN should realise this and stop wasting time.
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        Indian
        Jul 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm
        Without establishing a common syllabus throughout the nation conducting this heck neet exam is insane .
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          Suraj Patel
          Jul 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm
          Injustice by Gujarat Government......Even though a single and one common merit list has been prepared by CBSE based on NEET score ,the government of Gujarat has continued the pro-rata system in medical admission 2017 there by neglecting the Gujarat HC decision and doing the contempt of court.By this way the Gujarat government is violating an article 14 by denying an equal opportunity to CBSE students of Gujarat by doing a bias bet'n Gujarat and CBSE Board students...
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            Bharathi
            Jul 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm
            Elite group student wins and poor students loses. When somebody got money and knowledge they can run over poor.
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              maenahaa
              Jul 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm
              Injustice
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                Rani
                Jul 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm
                This is not favour tamil nadu stateboard students. only cbse students can get seat. NEET is not a state board syllabus . ONLY CBSE syllabus.. So worst judegement.
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                  ProudCBSEstudent
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm
                  Even other state stateboard students wrote but they did not complain, tamilnadu stateboard studentsku mattum enna nogudho??
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                  CommonMan
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm
                  Justice Served!!! Medical seats will only be alotted to those with talent and not some Ctrl C Ctrl V foolish dogs !!!!
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                    ANNOYED
                    Jul 15, 2017 at 10:05 am
                    What the heck? We state board students are not any less talented than the students from other boards. Just because we studied in a different board, it doesnt mean that we are untalented. Tbt we may be 1000x smarter than you. SO just shut up
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                      Proud CBSE student
                      Jul 18, 2017 at 7:05 am
                      So are we, the CBSE students! In the previous system, even though we get good marks, we are not given a medical seat! Are exams are way difficult and we cannot get 1195 and stuff like that in our boards. And not every CBSE student is 'rich' and not every state board student is 'poor'. We sacrifice everything and study hard for these two years and at last people who just muggged up their books in the last minute of the exams easily get medical seats and go away. I'm not saying that state boards students aren't intelligent. It is just that you have a system where even a mediocre student scores very high marks but even the intelligent ones in CBSE score 'less'(i.e, according to people in TN) in board exams. We too are intelligent but are simply denied the equal right in getting a medical seat.
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