SC agrees to review verdict on medical entrance test

A Bench led by Justice H L Dattu Wednesday allowed the Centre’s application to grant it an open court.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 25, 2013 1:46 am

The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider its July verdict,declaring the all-India common entrance test for medical admissions as “unconstitutional” since it interfered with the rights of private,minority and linguistic institutions to admit students. A Bench led by Justice H L Dattu Wednesday allowed the Centre’s application to grant it an open court hearing and issued notices to colleges,which had challenged the decision to hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). In a 2-1 split verdict on the validity of the NEET,a Bench led by former Chief Justice Altamas Kabir had held that the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India lacked legal authority to control admissions to MBBS,BDS and post-graduate courses. This view was shared by Justice Vikramjit Sen. However,Justice Anil R Dave differed with this opinion.

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