The Gujarat High Court Thursday upheld the decision of the state government to surrender 105 management quota seats in seven self-financed medical colleges run by the Gujarat Medical Education Research Society (GMERS) and fill these seats through Gujarat Common Entrance Test or GujCET.
Three students had approached the High Court against the state’s decision saying that instead of GujCET, the admissions should be given on the basis of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). The Division bench of Chief Justice V Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi upheld the state government’s decision that 105 seats of management quota will be filled on the basis of GujCET results.
Earlier, the High Court had questioned the state government’s last-minute change for converting self-financed colleges’ 105 management quota seats into government quota and also changing the eligibility criteria while the admissions were under way.
The petitioners objected to the decision on the ground that the state should not have changed the process during the admissions. The petitioners also claimed that the change in eligibility criteria was against the doctrine of legitimate expectations of the students who did well in NEET exams.