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HC directs DU to admit medical students who had missed deadline

The Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University to accept MBBS/BDS applications under 85 per cent quota this admission season.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi |
July 20, 2013 1:26:16 am

In a relief for students whose admission to the Faculty of Medical Sciences had been affected due to lack of information,the Delhi High Court directed Delhi University to accept MBBS/BDS applications under 85 per cent quota this admission season.

The court ordered that candidates who had submitted applications within the cut-off dates,but had failed to submit the separate application to the university,be admitted on the basis of marks of NEET (UG) 2013.

The counselling for admissions to the undergraduate medical programme is scheduled to begin July 22.

The order by Justice V K Jain came on a plea by two students who claimed that since the Bulletin of Information issued by CBSE had not mentioned eligibility criteria for MBBS/BDS courses in DU,they had not been able to apply within the time limit.

“…all those who have already applied or who apply by 6 pm today i.e. July 19,2013,should be permitted to appear in the counselling provided,considering their position in the merit list…,” the court said.

The court took note of the students’ argument that the university’s decision to extend the last date for submission of forms had not been published in any newspaper,and was merely put up on its website.

“Since the last date initially fixed by the university… was notified in newspapers,the decision to extend the time up to June 28,2013,also ought to have been published in the newspapers… ,” Justice Jain said.

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