The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a petition challenging the Pre-Medical Entrance Test-2015 after the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, sought more time to examine the questions for the errors pointed out by two students who were allowed to see the set.
University counsel Anupam Gupta submitted that the institution was looking for subject experts to judge the questions and would require more time to dispel all the doubts; at which, the high court bench of justice RK Jain adjourned the hearing for July 6. On June 20, the two students had submitted that 35 of the 200 multiple-choice questions in the May 17 BFUHS test had glaring mistakes.
The high court allowed 39 students with good ranks to be respondent parties in the case. Of them, 36 had filed petitions on Tuesday to be impleaded. The university had also put off counselling for more than 1,000 seats for now because of the ongoing hearing. In all, 32 students have challenged the test result and demanded that it be held again.
Order on plea of BDS students reserved
A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday reserved its order on a petition of 450 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students who had been admitted to private colleges in Punjab in the year 2014-15 in alleged violation of rules.
They had challenged the single-bench order of the high court that had dismissed their petition for directions to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, to issue them registration numbers. These students want to be allowed to complete the course, arguing that there is a precedent of intake on the basis of just Class-12 scores. The university, on the other hand, stated that the admissions were against its rules and orders.