The stay on counselling for post-graduate (PG) courses run by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, would continue till April 6.
As the arguments could not conclude on Wednesday, the Punjab and Haryana high court bench of justice RK Jain, which is hearing the case, posted the matter for further hearing for April 6.
The petitioners, PG course aspirants, have challenged the government decision of giving reservation under the state quota to those with Punjab domicile. The first round of counselling for admission to MD/MS/PG diploma/MDS and six-month training in ultra-sonography courses was to be held from March 28 to 30. But the university had to postpone counselling following the HC orders. The issue before the court is whether the seats under the state quota are to be filled on the basis of domicile or institutional preference.
The petitioners have claimed that 50% of the seats in any state fall under the all-India quota. The remaining 50% is the state quota, of which 60% are for in-service Punjab Civil Medical Service (PCMS) candidates and the remaining for MBBS candidates.