The judges also declared that the medical aspirants should have ample time to shift from one college to another. Therefore, every year MBBS admission should commence on September 20 and the last date of admission should be September 27. “So that one week’s time is available for a candidate to shift admission,” excerpted the bench.
The hearing for the same had come up in the Madras High Court last week wherein the school education department in a petition had asked for appropriate provision in the rules under the 2009 RTE act.
The petitioner targeted this year’s prospectus issued by the MBBS selection committee. He further added that that the prospectus gave no indication of the fact that six medical colleges of the state have been disallowed to admit students this year.
“The blanket denial of admission to me is contrary to the principles of natural justice and against law,” Sharma stated in protest.
Indian Overseas Bank, the bank in question, had urged that only those candidates who secured 60 per cent or higher in the qualifying examinations should be deemed eligible for educational loans. Apparently, the bank was denying loan to A. Ravi, an engineering aspirant who secured 59 per cent marks, but managed to get admission to a B.E program.
The collection of hefty capitation fee was one of the main reasons afflicting medical education in the country. If this practice is not immediately checked upon, then the entire medical sector would be commercialized that would ultimately contaminate the public health system and corrupt even the responsible doctors. The petitioner also confirmed that an MBBS seat is sold for nearly INR 1 crore, due to the unavailability of a uniform and fixed pay structure.
Counselling for TNEA 2013 Admissions put on hold : Madras HC. The Anna University has got order from the Madras High Court not to finalise results of the single window counselling for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions under the Sports Quota until further orders.