IN A RELIEF to students who appeared in the Dental Medical Admission Test 2006, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the MP High Court ruling which held the entrance test valid.
The Supreme Court said there was no evidence to support complaints of irregularities in the DMAT conducted by the Association of Private Dental and Medical Colleges of MP on August 12.
The state government had moved the apex court after the High Court ruled against holding a fresh test for admissions to private medical and dental colleges.
While disposing of the MP Government’s petition, the SC took note of its submission on alleged irregularities in admissions. Deputy advocate-general of the state Sanjay Agrawal told Hindustan Times that the apex court directed that alleged irregularities in the admission process in private colleges could be heard by the High Court or the Judge’s Committee (Justice Chandresh Bhushan Committee).
The state government included in the petition the alleged irregularities in the admission process that followed the DMAT-2006. The SC directive on keeping a watch on admission irregularities comes as a breather for the government.
Senior counsel Vivek Tankha, Ravishankar Prasad and Altaf Ahmed appeared for the APDMC while Vibha Makhija and Mukul Rohatagi argued on the behalf of the state government.
For the first time, private dental and medical colleges in the State held their own entrance test on August 12 under the supervision of the Justice Chandresh Bhushan Committee.
The committee cancelled the exam after the state unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) lodged complaints on irregularities and a section of the media reported them.
The Judge’s Committee’s decision was challenged in the High Court. On September 15, the HC quashed the decision and held the DMAT 2006 valid. The State Government then moved the SC against the ruling.