Three lists were declared for admission into MBBS courses of private medical colleges of the state in the mop-up round of NEET-2017. In the first two lists, there were names of 940 students and in the third there were 3746 candidates for admission to 94 seats in private medical colleges.
But, none of the students from any of the list got admission. Out of 94 seats, 84 candidates from outside the state were given admission. The counsel for aggrieved candidates, who have filed a petition challenging admissions to private medical colleges through NEET, gave this information to the court on Thursday. A division bench of M P high court comprising Justice R S Jha and Justice Nandita Dubey would continue hearing arguments in the case on Friday as well.
The petitioners Prithavi Naik, Shailaja Pandey and Priyanshu Agrawal, in their petition, mentioned that they had scored reasonably good marks in NEET-2017 and expected admission in a private medical college in MP.
The High court and Supreme Court both had directed the state government to give preference to domiciles of MP in admission to MBBS courses and had asked for additional rounds of counselling.
Arguing on behalf of petitioner, advocate Aditya Sanghavi said it was done to deprive admission of eligible candidates in medical colleges and instead admit candidates which had the ability to pay desired amount to private medical college managements. The counsel appearing for the state government said that admission was given to candidates, who were available, since it was the last day of admission.