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Delhi High Court Expresses Disinclination to Interfere With Cut-Off Percentile for NEET-PG

Lawstreet Journal 31 Mar 2022 4:22am

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The Delhi High Court stated that it is not inclined to interfere with the cut-off  percentile arrived at by the expert examination body for counselling and admissions to post graduate medical courses through the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). 

BACKGROUND: 

The Court was hearing a plea filed by three MBBS graduates seeking a reduction in the cut-off percentile set by the Medical Council of India for admission to medical institutions through the NEET-PG examination this year.

CONTENTIONS OF THE RESPONDENT :

The Respondent-authorities on the other hand claimed that it cannot compromise the merit required to become a "Specialist" by allowing the petitioners’ request. 

The Respondent authorities, represented by Advocate T Singh Dev, claimed that the percentile system was implemented to increase the number of candidates filling PG seats.

CONTENTIONS OF THE PETITIONER: 

The Petitioners, represented by Advocate Varun Singh, claimed that the percentile system excludes several deserving students simply because they do not meet the 50 percentile cut-off. 

LACK OF PRECEDENTS: 

According to the advocate of the respondent, Singh Dev, the Petitioners have not been able to provide any precedence in which the Courts have interfered with the expert organisations' cut-offs after adequate discussions. He went on to say that the only case that is remotely related is Harshit Agarwal v. Union of India, in which the Supreme Court ordered that the vacant seats in the first year BDS course for the years 2020-2021 be filled from candidates who participated in the NEET(UG) courses for the years 2020-2021… Continue Reading...


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