Medical PG seats: SC against admitting students just because seats are vacant

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court noted that there should be a limit for the stray round counselling even if it is for filling the vacant seats of the medical PG courses. The bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Anirudha Bose made this observation while postponing for judgement, the plea to hold special counselling to fill the medical PG seats in the All – India quota.

Interestingly, it is for the first time that seats have fallen vacant for the medical PG courses in the country. The apex court said that it cannot allow admission by compromising the educational quality and the health of the common people.

Admission process cannot be resumed, after almost one and half years, just because seats are still vacant after 8 – 9 rounds of counselling.

The court noted that since it is a course that lasts for 3 years, allowing admission at this stage would affect the admission process of the upcoming academic years too. The Supreme Court is considering the pleas related to the 1456 medical PG seats that are still vacant even after multiple rounds of counselling. 

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