Saturday, May 10, 2014

APPG entrance exam again in legal tussel

Hyderabad: Several medical students aspiring for admissions in post graduate medical courses have moved the vacation bench of the AP High Court challenging an order of a single judge in upholding the decision of the state government in cancelling Post-Graduation Medical Entrance Test (PGMET), 2014 and conducting the test afresh.
The government cancelled the test after allegations that the question paper was leaked and decided to conduct the test afresh besides ordering a probe.
A single judge upheld the decision and permitted the government to hold the test on April 27 as per schedule. The NTR University of Health Sciences conducted the test and announced the results.
Dr Vikram Reddy and 31 others moved the court urging a direction to the government to defer all further actions related to PGMET held on April 27 and to call them for counselling to take admission to PG courses based on their ranking obtained in PGMET held on March 2.
They contended that the government’s decision to cancel the examination was in violation of provisions of NTR University of Health Sciences Act, 1986 and without jurisdiction.
The appellant brought to the notice of the court that Dr Ch. Sushma Reddy who got 88th rank in the test held on March 2, has got 695th rank in the results announced for re-exam held on April 27, and she would not get admission in the PG course in view of the latest rank.
They said that the university had permitted the students who were allegedly involved in leakage of question paper to appear for the fresh examination, instead of taking action on them.



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