Madras High Court on Saturday seeks response of the Centre and the Medical Council of India regarding the issue of providing common counselling for PG medical seats in all institution. A bench of justices S Nagamuthu and Dr. Anita Sumanth previously issues a notice on 10th March to the Centre and Medical Council in order to seek their stands on the plea by the city based SRM (Deemed) University.
Moreover, the 59 students who were admitted to the university before issuance of the notification are not going to be disturbed as per the interim order by the bench of justice.
However, the court made the admission process subject to the outcome of the petition and further hearing reagarding the matter will be on April 6.
According to the University's petition the MCI on March 10 this year amended the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, adding Regulation 9A relating to the common counselling and issued the notification.
All the deemed universities are further directed by the Union Health Ministry to follow the common counseling process for their admissions in PG courses and 50 percent of their seats should also be surrendered to the government's admission quota.
For both the under graduate and post graduate courses there would not be any seat to share any kind of arrangement between the state and deemed universities, the petitioner said.
Referring to the Supreme Court orders, the petitioner further said that the seat arrangement process should be optional for all and the deemed universities should not enforce this kind of settlement to any individual.
The court has been further pleaded to declare Regulation 9A as unconstitutional and violating the Article 19(1)(g) of the constitution.
Moreover, the minimum percentage of marks for eligibility for admission to post graduate medical courses would be fifty percent for general category candidates and 40 percent for backward classes.