The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a status quo to be maintained on the ongoing medical and dental admissions in deemed institutes in the state till the next hearing on Monday . The court also ordered a stay on the Bombay high court order allowing deemed universities to conduct their own admissions.
While several students who have already secured admissions to these institutes may face a setback if the court orders the state to carry out a common counselling process, a large number of students who are yet to get a seat will be relieved.
The academic session at some institutes has already commenced.
Earlier, the HC had stayed the government resolution dated August 20, which aimed to bring admissions to all deemed universities under a centralized process conducted by the state’s CET cell.
The state then filed a special leave petition in the SC against the HC order.The SC’s order on Friday stated that, “Prima facie, we are of the view that the HC should not have stayed the orders issued by the state government and the Centre.Hence the impugned order passed by the Bombay HC is stayed till the next date of hearing… We direct both the parties to maintain status quo prevailing as on date“. The matter is kept for hearing on Monday .
In another development, the University Grants Commission issued a circular on Thursday , asking all deemed universities to be part of the common counselling process organized either by state or Centre, based on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test scores. “If they would have released the circular before, then there would have been no confusion,“ said a CET cell official. Congress leader Satej Patil, from the DY Patil group said that the autonomy of deemed institutes is at stake.
amar ujala newspaper 17/09/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/