Supreme Court orders status quo on medical counselling in Madhya Pradesh

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The Madhya Pradesh government had contended that private medical colleges were not admitting students on the basis of centralised counselling conducted by it. The constitution bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave issued notice to the private medical colleges, their association and deemed universities based in the state returnable before September 19 when the bench would hear the contempt plea.

The order of status quo is effective both on the counselling being conducted by the respective private medical colleges and the centralised counselling done by the state government.

On September 8, the state government lawyer Saurabh Mishra told the bench that the associations of private medical and dental colleges and private universities had, through notices in newspapers, said those desirous of taking admissions in their colleges will have to participate in separate counselling sessions held by the respective colleges and not the common counselling conducted by the state government.

The counsel said the notices by the Association of Privates Medical and Dental Colleges and the Association of Private Universities of Madhya Pradesh appeared in newspapers on September 2.

 

The government said the top Court in its May 2 judgment had said that the centralised counselling by the state government does not violate any fundamental right and is in public interest.

The petition said that by its September 2 communication to the state government, the Association of Privates Medical and Dental Colleges said they will hold their own counselling as that being conducted by the state government was not in accordance with law. The communication said that each college will conduct its own counselling.

The petition by the Madhya Pradesh government says that the Centre by its August 9 circular had directed combined centralised counselling on the basis of merit achieved in National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

Madhya Pradesh: First engineering course in Hindi starts with 3 students

Madhya Pradesh, MP engineering, MP engineering course, engineering course, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Hindi engineering course, education news, indian expressThe first-ever engineering course in Hindi, introduced by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, has started here with three students in a building on Old Vidhan Sabha premises near Raj Bhavan.

Ninety seats were on offer. According to a staff member, three more students will soon join the course. There are three teachers.

The university, a pet project of the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, had hoped for a much better response from students, especially from rural areas, who apparently find it difficult to cope with English when they enroll for engineering courses.

Although the university had gone out its of way to promote the engineering course, including inserting pamphlets in newspapers, it managed to get a handful of applicants for the four-year course each Nagar (civil), Vaidyut (electrical) and Yantrik (mechanical) engineering.

Admitting that there are challenges in running the course, V-C Prof Mohanlal Chheepa said, “We were prepared to start with even one student. Once the course begins, more students will join.’’