MBBS aspirants allege discrimination by DU

Last Updated: Sunday, July 3, 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.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 13:57

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