HYDERABAD: State High Court (HC) has granted an approval for admissions in private medical colleges as per the existing rules. The management quota is categorized as ‘C’ for non-minority private medical colleges. ‘Save Merit Society’ has filed a public interest litigation plea to HC, regarding the issue. HC directed the NTR University of Health Sciences to inspect and take suitable action on those candidates who have submitted the admission application for the 2012-13 academic sessions.
Earlier, Justice V Eswariah and N Ravi Shankar of a special bench had different views on the case. Justice V Eswariah of a special bench had observed that the HC’s guidelines issued in the year 2007 for medical admissions are applicable only for minority institutions but the government should have issued a GO including these guidelines for both non-minority private and unaided medical colleges as well. On the other side, Justice Ravi Shankar said that the relevant GO (number 136) issued in the year 2007, was totally against rules and cannot be the basis for selection as the permitted college managements offer admission to students without giving reference to the marks scored in the entrance test.
After the conflict, the case has been passed to the Justice Vilas V Afzul-purkar, who directed the NTR University of Health Sciences to take suitable action on the candidates lists submitted by the managements of non-minority private medical colleges under the management quota.