Chennai: The Madras High Court has ordered a notice to be given to the Central and State Governments on a petition, seeking directions from them to reduce the eligibility marks prescribed for admission to Indian Medical UG courses. BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS. Academic session 2019-2020, Also to increase the cut off date of admission for the academic session 2019-2020.
Justice Jayachandran gave notice to the Union and State Governments, hearing a petition filed by the Selection Committee, Directorate of Indian Medicine, Tamil Nadu Dr.MGRMedical University, National Testing Agency and three others and posted on 30 October, G.Naveenbharathy, an aspiring Indian Medicine student.
The petitioner’s counsel Kandaveedivel Doraisamy submitted that his younger age petitioner aspires to Indian (Ayush) medical practice. After completing his plus two, the petitioner wrote Neet 2019, run by the NTA. However, his mark was less than the cut off marks set by the central government.
The petitioner was given to understand that 394 seats were fully available under management quota in the state of Tamil Nadu for Indian medical courses. 555 students have applied under the management quota. Out of which only 116 students got allotment order. There were about 278 vacant seats available under the management quota in Tamil Nadu. He said 230 seats were vacant in the state of Tamil Nadu under the government quota (including the All India quota).
Kandavadivel Dorisamy submitted that by 2018-2019, admission to Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha and Homeopathy courses was done by the students in their Plus Two or its equivalent examination based on the marks recognized by the State Government and recognized by the Board of Education went.
The prescription of NEET score for admission to Indian medical courses was introduced for the first time from the current academic year. In the notification for the academic session 2019-2020 released by the Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy, it was indicated that students who have less percentage, can apply for admission in Indian medical courses for the current academic year. The petitioner has applied for the Ayush seat. During the previous academic year, the Ministry of AYUSH extended the time till November 15 for admission in AYUSH courses as the cut off date of admission. Further, the Central Government reduced the qualifying cut-off percentage for NEET-UG 2019 by an order till 6 September 2019, in order to pay attention to the fact that a large number for admission to BDS courses in the current academic year Vacancies were available in Current academic year.
Therefore, the petitioner sent a representation to the authorities on 9 October 2019 requesting to reduce the qualifying cut off percentage for NEET-UG 2019 for admission in Indian medical courses and to further the cut off date of admission for the current academic session Asked for As of November 15, 2019. However, there was no response, he said.