The Medical Council of India (MCI) on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of the court’s order quashing MCI’s notification for a common entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in all medical colleges.
In its review petition settled by senior counsel Nidhesh Gupta, MCI requested the apex court to stay its July 18 judgment that private colleges can hold their own entrance examination.
“If the judgment and order dated July 18, 2013...is not stayed, it will seriously prejudice the progress of the process of holding common entrance test which has been evolved over the period of more than five years of deliberations, judicial orders,” MCI, which regulates medical profession and education in India, said in its petition.
“The majority judgment is based on series of error apparent on the face of record, and is in ignorance of statutory provisions,” MCI said. Noting that important issues on health, medical and professional education in the country were involved in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the MCI requested the court to grant open court for hearing.