Medical aspirants seek curbs on Delhi varsity admissions


New Delhi: Alleging that the bulletin of information for the academic session 2011 was illegal, three medical course aspirants Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking that admissions to Delhi University’s three medical colleges be put on hold.

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The vacation bench of Justice Manmohan Singh and Justice Suresh Kait put up the matter for hearing July 4.

The court asked the central government and the university to file their response by the next date of hearing.

“The bulletin of information for session 2011, of the faculty of medical sciences of the Delhi University are unconstitutional and illegal to the extent that it provides for filling of 36 MBBS seats in the three colleges by the nominees of government of India (NGOI),” said the petition.

The court was hearing the petition filed by three girls, who were not able to get admission in medical colleges, after appearing in an entrance exam.

Stuti Mittal, Noopur Chawla and Kopal Rohtagi pleaded that the compulsion to admit 36 students recommended by NGOI in Delhi University MBBS course was violation of their human rights.

The bulletin of Delhi University stated that it would conduct MBBS course in Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College and University College of Medical Sciences. The admissions would be based on the applicants’ merit in the Delhi University Medical Dental Entrance Test 2011 (DUMET 2011).

The petitioners said the bulletin said that nominations were made by the government of India to fill seats under the category of NGOI and that candidates who wished to be considered under this category need not appear in the DUMET but were advised to correspond directly with the authorities.