The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday postponed the final hearing of a petition on admissions to deemed medical and private institutes.
“The arguments in court went on for almost two hours and amidst all this, what our lawyers have been highlighting is that pending admission will eventually affect the education of students. But the hearing got postponed by another day,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director of the Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER).
He added that due to this delay in the final verdict, it will be impossible for the state government to stick to the September 30 deadline to complete admissions, as mentioned by the SC in April 2016.
The petition, which is still being argued over at SC, was filed on September 7 by the state DMER to include deemed institutes in the common admission process for the academic year 2016-17.
At present, DMER is in the final stages of finishing admissions to private medical and dental institutes, as well as allocating the vacant seats in 15% all India quota from government-run medical and dental institutes in the state. September 28 is the last day for finishing this process as per the admissions schedule released by DMER this year.