The Bombay high court has given stay orders to state private medical colleges to surrender the vacant seats as per the government resolution of July 4 that directed private colleges to surrender the vacant seats after the second round to the state.
The government would have controlled about 5% of the seats in the private colleges. As per the resolution the unfilled seats were to be filled on the basis of NEET. The Association of Managements of Unaided and Private Medical and Dental Colleges (AMUPMDC) moved court against the resolution passed by the government.
The high court observed that the GR would have barred students who appeared for the ASSO-CET—conducted by the AMUPMDC—from being eligible for the vacant seats. "This would be incongruous to the whole scheme," the court said. The matter will be disposed off on October 7.
Kamal Kishore Kadam, chairman of AMUPMDC said, "A student who has appeared for ASSO-CET with an intention to join our member colleges should be given preference. The government cannot give admissions in our colleges on the basis of a central entrance test."