SC: PG Admissions in CMC Vellore considered as per Minority merit list put forth by Tamil Nadu Government

Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: January 20, 2022 at 17:23 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, Ordered that the Post Graduate Medical Seats in Christian Medical College Vellore for the Academic year 2022-2023, should admit students as per the minority merit list prepared by the Tamil Nadu Government.

The Bench consisting of L Nageshwara Rao and BR Gavai observed the ardent submissions of the Additional Advocate General Amit Anand Tiwari representing the State Government stated that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Regulations clearly showcase that the admissions should be carried forward from the NEET Merit List

Senior Advocate Shyam Divan, representing the Minority Institution argued against the State Government’s seat allocation methodology that states 50-50 ratio from two lists prepared by the state and the institution for admission purposes.

The Institutions also opposed the selection of students and requested the Court to permit them to select students by following their own method which admits students from almost 23 zonal regions from the lists put forth by Protestant Churches or Christian Organizations.

Advocate Divan also informed the Court that ever since NEET had come into force, the institutions have been admitting students who are qualified in a transparent method.

However, Additional Advocate General Tiwari opposed the plea stating that the NEET Regulations only permits to admit students as per the merit list prepared by the state government authorities.

He also submitted a list of students who got admitted in the institution after segregating the students who were higher in the minority merit list prepared by the government.

The CMC also requested the Bench to give them an Interim relief that will permit them to conduct admissions by following the old method of selection, which was followed 3 years ago for the PG admissions.

However, the Supreme Court denied granting any Interim relief and Ordered to conduct admissions for academic year 2022-2023 as per the minority merit list put forth by the Tamil Nadu Government.

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