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No HC relief for students seeking admission to MBBS

Bombay High Court Wednesday refused to grant relief to students seeking admission to MBBS under the state government quota

Bombay High Court Wednesday refused to grant relief to students seeking admission to MBBS under the state government quota. The students sought to fill their preference form after the Directorate of Medical Education and Research put out the final list of eligible candidates.

The state’s 80 per cent quota caters to students who have appeared for HSC examination in Maharashtra.

The court said it would be “physically impossible” for the state administration to process the preference forms of 14,019 eligible candidates after issuing the final merit list,expected to be prepared after July 26,as the deadline set for the first round of counselling by the Supreme Court is August 2.

Counsel for students Ashutosh Kumbhakoni argued,“Unless the merit list is finalised,there can be no preference list. The rules are provisional. It is all ad-hocism going on.” A division bench of Justices S J Vazifdar and M S Sonak said they found the argument forced.

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The judges said if permitted,it would affect all 14,019 who were found eligible in the first round.

The court,however,said that the students could approach SC and seek extension of the August 2 deadline.