Admissions to medical and dental institutes in Maharashtra are likely to be delayed even further as parents continue with their demands for 85 per cent quota in private colleges for state students
As per an earlier Supreme Court directive, all admissions were to be conducted by September 30.
While the petition filed in the SC has been postponed by another day, the state has stuck to its demand that no special quota should be there for students from other than Maharashtra in all state-based private institutes.
“We have sought that 85% seats be kept aside for students from our state and the remaining 15% can be divided between others,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director, Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER), SC reports.
Until 2015, while deemed universities could conduct their own admissions, nine of 14 private medical and dental colleges in the state were allotting 85 per cent quota seats for state domicile.
Since 2004-05, all the private institutes in the state have been admitting students based on their scores in Class XII and the common entrance test conducted by the Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges.
However, following reports of rampant cheating and other issues, nine institutes chose to come aboard with DMER last year and started following the MH-CET exam.