MBBS aspirants allege discrimination by DU
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 13:57
New Delhi: A group of MBBS aspirants have moved the Delhi High Court alleging that Delhi University offered MBBS seats to outstation students but denied the same to local residents despite the latter qualifying the entrance.

Three women students, who are city residents and have cleared the Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test 2011 alleged that the varsity has adopted discriminatory policy by not giving admission to them but offering seats to outsiders.

Justice ML Mehta has issued notice to the university, Central government through Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Medical Council of India and sought their replies by tomorrow.

Filing the petition through advocate Aman Hingorani, the aspirants sought a direction to DU for an uniform policy based on residence for the city students taking the common entrance tests for MBBS course.

The Bulletin of Informations-2011, issued by DU, did not prescribe residence requirement for taking the test in favour of students from Delhi and candidates from other states, they said.

Alleging that the Centre and MCI has allowed DU to adopt a discriminatory and non-uniform policy, the petitioners said, "The omission of the university to prescribe residence requirements for admission to the MBBS course 2011-12 is in violation of the law laid down by the Supreme Court."

The petitioners sought a direction to DU to consider their admission to MBBS course in any of its affiliated colleges.

"The respondent MCI had framed the Medical Council of India Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, which were conspicuously silent of any provision with regard to allocation of seats amongst the selected candidates on the basis of residence," the petitioners said.

The court has decided to hear their plea tomorrow.


First Published: Sunday, July 03, 2011, 13:57

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