State govt will seek more quota for medical students

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 10 May 2019

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had said last week that the 16 per cent reservation for the community under the ‘socially and economically backward classes (SEBC)’ category will not be applicable to the said courses this year.

MUMBAI: The State government is going to ask for more quota for medical post graduate students, who won’t get admissions under the socially, economically backward class (Maratha) quota. Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil assured that though the Supreme Court has endorsed the Nagpur High Court’s order, the Maratha quota will not be hampered.

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court had said last week that the 16 per cent reservation for the community under the ‘socially and economically backward classes (SEBC)’ category will not be applicable to the said courses this year.

Patil clarified that the process for the medical PG course was started in February, whereas the government resolution for the Maratha community under SEBC was issued in November, so the reservation was applicable for the students from Maratha community. 

The Nagpur court has said that the process of NEET was started before November. 

“The process will be done as per the procedure. There are about 300 students who have applied for PG medical course under SEBC, whereas about 200 students will get admission on their merit and the rest will be accommodated in other universities. We will demand more seats to accommodate these students for the PG medical course,” said Patil. 

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