Hyderabad: Justice Vilas V Afzalpurkar of AP High Court on Monday allowed admission for management quota, that is ‘C’ category, seats of non-minority private medical colleges and directed the NTR University of Health Sciences to examine and take appropriate action on the candidates list submitted to them for the 2012-13 academic session. The admission process had hit a legal hurdle when a two-judge bench had given conflicting verdicts on the issue on Friday.
Justice V Easwaraiah had accused private medical colleges of not following merit criteria while filling management seats and said the court guidelines with regard to minority institutions must be applied to non-minority colleges too. He, however, had declined to stay admissions keeping the time-limit in mind.
But Justice Ravi Shankar had said that the GO 136 permitting the college managements to give admissions without reference to marks obtained in Eamcet was against statutory rules. The issue had been referred to the Chief Justice, who placed it before Justice Afzalpurkar. He partly agreed with Justice Easwaraiah and directed the university to examine the candidates lists submitted to it. Further, he said that contrary to the established practice of private colleges submitting a list of admitted candidates, the colleges must send a list to the NTR varsity before finalisation of admissions.
The case had its origin when Save Merit Society, an NGO, and several other aspirants for MBBS seats had moved court alleging that private medical colleges were selling seats for huge amounts without following the court guidelines.