The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has reserved its verdict on the plea filed by students over admission under Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC) quota in government and private medical colleges in the state. The final hearing in the writ petition filed by Dr Aditi Gupta and others concluded before the bench of Justice Sunil
Shukre and Justice Pushpa Ganediwala. The court will pronounce its verdict on May 3.
Petitioners — Dr Shivani Raghuwanshi and Dr Pranjali Charde have challenged the Government Resolution (GR) issued on March 8 contending that procedure adopted by the government for conducting postgraduate dental (MDS) admissions was not in accordance with the law. They urged the court to quashi the GR.
Senior counsel Subodh Dharmadhikari, who appeared for the petitioners, contended that MDS admission commenced from October 16, 2018, while the amendment regarding reservation under SEBC quota came into force from November 30, 2018.
Defending the government’s decision, senior counsel Sunil Manohar argued on the bifurcation of the NEET Exam till 2018, which says that in colleges, the admissions would be conducted by both union and state governments.