Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Monday lifted the ad-interim stay on the declaration of the selection list for Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) course after which the first list was released on Friday.
The HC, on April 4, while hearing the petitions filed by aspirants students challenging the excessive reservation and inclusion of Maratha reservation after the process was started, had directed the Directorate of medical Education and Research (DMER) and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) not to declare the first selection list of MDS. The list was to be declared on April 5.
However, a decision bench consisting of Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, while hearing the petitions filed by Dr. Shivani Raghuvanshi, Dr. Sanjana Wadewale and Dr. Pranali Charde, permitted the authorities to go ahead of the publication process would be subject to result of the petition.
It stated that while proceeding with the admission process as per the schedule, authorities should make necessary provisions to accommodate the candidates in accordance with the final result of petitions.
The competent authority has been directed to inform all the students accordingly. The admission process for PG medical and dental courses is currently underway.
For PG dental courses only 9 out of 37 seats in Government and aided college, and only 22 out of 383 seats in private colleges are for the open category.
For MD, MS courses 233 out of 972 seats in govt and aided colleges and 37 o 469 seats in private colleges are for open category.