The Supreme Court dismissed the petitions of aspirants seeking an extension of admission dates in order to grab the vacant seats in medical and dental colleges. As per the petition filed by a Delhi-based NGO, there are more than 5000 left over vacant seats in medical and dental colleges across the country. The students who have done very well in both the state Common Entrance Test and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) have still not been able to get a seat despite several rounds of admission.
The Supreme Court had made it clear that extension of dates for this year will not help the students in any way as classes have already commenced at all the institutes for almost three weeks now. The parents of students are now planning to file a case of contempt against the state Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER) for not filling all the seats, despite having thousands of vacant seats and applications from students. The Directorate of Medical Education & Research was responsible for filling up all the medical and dental seats and make the admission process simpler and easier for students.
The DMER said in a statement that the seats left vacant in the state were ordered to be filled by the institutes. He also stated that we tried to get an extension from the Supreme Court for filling the vacant seats many times but the request was denied every time. He added that while six seats have been left vacant in government institutes, the picture was still not clear about the vacant seats in private and deemed institutes.