Even as medical and dental aspirants wait for clarity in admissions to private and deemed institutes in the state, some deemed institutes in the state have already put up admission lists for the next batch.
The fact that admissions have begun in some institutes despite petitions filed by the state government in Supreme Court, has led to a new worry for students who are fighting to get 85% reservation for domicile in state private institutes.
“Deemed institutes across the state have been inviting students for counselling. Some have released merit lists. They have also informed students that classes will begin from October 1. All this while our children still live in uncertainty,” said a parent of an MBBS aspirant.
Based on a Bombay high court ruling less than two weeks ago, deemed institutes in the state started their separate admissions process, not bound by rules as laid by the state government.
Most institutes have decided to start regular lectures in the first week of October. “There is no stay on admission in deemed institutes and we are conducting admissions as per the last order of high court. We should finish the process of counselling by the end of this week and a list should be out early next week,” said Dr Shashank Dalvi, vice-chancellor of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar.
Around 100 parents and students gathered outside the Mantralaya on Monday with the hope of meeting chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. With no luck in the afternoon, several parents gathered outside his residence, Varsha, on Monday evening to meet him. This comes just two days after a delegation of parents met the CM in Nagpur.
“The government has assured us that even though National Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) has to be compulsorily followed by all, students will get 85% seats in all institutes in the state. Not only have our children scored low because of last-minute preparation, they are also losing out on seats to outsiders,” said Ruiee Kapoor, a parent.
Two separate petitions are pending at the Bombay high court and the Supreme Court. Both petitions will be heard on Wednesday.