A PIL in the Gujarat High Court has challenged the allocation of 677 seats in different government-aided medical colleges for admission to MBBS courses in the state by the admission committee.
The PIL by advocate KR Koshti said the government medical colleges in the state are not following the provisions of Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Colleges or Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fees) Act, 2007.
The PIL said all seats in government-aided medical colleges are required to be treated as government seats and the admission committee has illegally allocated 677 seats under the management quota including NRI seats.
The PIL said the state has six government medical colleges, eight GMERS colleges, three municipal corporations, and eight government-aided colleges in the state.
The argument about medical colleges/seats
The PIL said the admission committee either by mistake or deliberately allocated a total of 677 (852 -175) seats in the management quota including NRI seats, contrary to the provisions of law.
By misclassification of seats as management quota including NRI seats in GMERS, brown & greenfield and government-aided colleges are given huge financial benefits.
This seriously affects and deprives the rights of genuine and eligible students of all categories including – General, SC, ST, SEBC, and EWS- who lose seats in their respective quota.
The petitioner submitted that a large number of students who have applied either under SEBC quota or EWS quota seats with non-creamy layer certificates or those with a family income of less than Rs8 lakh per annum have opted for either management quota or NRI quota seat or in self-finance colleges.
The petitioner said that he has verified the same in the petition
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