No Reserved Seats For TN Board Students in MBBS: Madras HC

The Tamil Nadu government wanted 85 percent seats reserved for state board students in medical courses.

Published31 Jul 2017, 07:44 PM IST
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The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed appeals by the Tamil Nadu government and others against a single judge’s order quashing reservation of 85 percent seats for state board students in medical courses.

A division bench of justices Nooty Ramamohana Rao and M Dhandapani upheld the 14 July order of Justice K Ravichandrabaabu quashing the government order reserving 85 percent seats for state board students and 15 percent for those of other boards, including the CBSE.

The bench also directed the state government to take necessary steps expeditiously from now on to accomplish the task of filling up of the seats in MBBS and BDS courses before the 31 August deadline.

We are of the opinion that these appeals lack merit and they deserve to be dismissed.We only hope and trust that the process of admission to MBBS/BDS courses for the academic year 2017-18 will not be delayed any further.
Madras High Court Order

According to the earlier schedule, the merit list for medical courses was to be published on 14 July and the counselling to start three days later.

This malady has to be addressed and redressed by the state government by taking meaningful and substantive measures by creating a check on the failure of performance of duties and fixation of responsibilities on the teachers and failure on their part to improve upon the lot of students.
Madras High Court

Stating that the state had an obligation to ensure that a competent academic body of academicians shall periodically undertake a review of the syllabus, it suggested that the “state shall also endeavour to ensure that all the students get their knowledge updated by constant revision of the syllabus prescribed”.

(This story has been edited for length.)

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