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SC quashed removal of institutional quota in BHU - AMU

The Supreme Court on Wednesday restored 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical courses. A Vacation Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, which had reserved its verdict on Tuesday, set aside the Allahabad High Court’s May 29 order quashing the 50% institutional quota in admission to PG medical courses. After this order, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and government-run medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh can go ahead with counselling for admission to PG medical courses and fill up seats by June 12, the top court said. Acting on a PIL, the high court had on May 29 allowed filling up the 50 per cent institutional quota seats in PG medical courses at BHU and AMU for students from any medical college based on their NEET ranking. The top court’s order came on petitions filed by BHU and AMU, which had challenged the high court’s order contending it went against an earlier verdict of the top court as also Medical Council of India regulations th

Ms Kiran Bedi pushes for admissions to PG medical course

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi visited Centralised Admission Committee (Centac) office much to the surprise of officers there. She visited the office on the day of third counselling after receiving a number of complaints that self-financing institutions are continuing to reject demand drafts by candidates who went by the fee structure announced by the fee committee and the vacancy list has not been released on the Centac website for government quota seats. She became furious identifying ‘glaring flaws in processes of seat allocations’ shouted at officers present there and asked them to immediately present papers related to seat allocation. Knowing that 71 seats are still vacant under government quota for students who qualified Neet examination, the Lt Governor shouted at the officers saying that they have ‘betrayed’ the students of Puducherry by pre-updating the vacant number of seats before completing the counselling process. Ms Bedi, who visited the office around 9.30 in the