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Admission Counselling by Private Medical Colleges Invalid - Supreme Court

Published on : 23-Sep-2016 Powered by

The Supreme Court has cancelled all admissions to undergraduate medical courses that was done via counselling conducted by private medical colleges.  

"If any counselling has been done by any College or University and any admission to any medical seat has been given so far, such admission shall stand cancelled forthwith and admission shall be given only as per centralised counselling done by the state Government," a five-judge Constitution bench at the Supreme Court headed by Justice A R Dave said.

As per the guidelines of the Supreme Court, a single entrance test shall be conducted for admissions to all undergraduate medical courses in the country. Further, the court noted that "... admission to all medical seats shall be conducted by centralised counselling only by the state Government and none else".

Basis the judgement the admissions process to medical courses shall consist of:
1. A single common entrance test, NEET, for admissions to all undergraduate medical programs across the counrty.  (Exceptions are AIIMS and JIPMER which do not fall into this ambit and may conduct their own entrance-based admissions)
2. Taking into account the NEET score, admissions to Government and private medical colleges shall be through centralized counselling which shall be conducted by the respective state governments.

Further, it ordered state government to complete the counselling process for all eligible candidates before Septempber 30th.

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