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Parents in Maharashtra ready to challenge private medical colleges policy

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Parents of many medical science aspirants from all over Maharashtra have joined forces to challenge the policy of private medical colleges to fill 85 per cent of their seats based on merit, and thereby leaving little room for state domicile to play a role.

Parents vs private medical colleges: Fresh controversy over Maharashtra medical admission

“We filed an intervention on the ongoing case, where private medical colleges are demanding that 85 per cent of their seats be filled by merit and not for those with state domicile. It was good to see support pour in from different parts of the state, which shows how grave the issue is,” said one of the parents, as reported by HT.

On Thursday, the Bombay High Court had postponed the hearing on the issues pertaining to the admission process adopted by private medical colleges in the state.

The ongoing crisis has taken a toll on MBBS and BDS aspirants who are left with total confusion regarding the admission procedure.

The HC had previously stayed the admission procedure for MBBS and BDS after private institutes sought clearance for conducting admissions on the merit list of NEET. An earlier directive by the Directorate Medical Education and Research (DMER), 85 per cent of seats for MBBS and BDS in private institutes are to be reserved for students belonging to the state.

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