The Supreme Court judgement on NEET comes as a blow to some private medical colleges in North India as they were harping on getting higher ranked students from South India.
As per the norms specified by the MCI in its proposal for admission through NEET, even the C-category seats (payment seats) were to be filled through the merit order of the NEET unlike in Andhra Pradesh, where qualification in EAMCET is not compulsory.
Many students in Andhra Pradesh had received SMS requests from different private colleges outside A.P. to join their institutions at a much lower fee than what they pay here for a C-Category seat.
Such students were hoping that the Supreme Court would give the verdict in favour of NEET so that even for C-category seats merit is considered, parents of some students told The Hindu . Now it will be back to the same old procedure, they lamented.
Currently, as per G.O. 97, private colleges are required to give application forms to all students obtaining more than 50 per cent in Intermediate and willing to join any private medical college under C-category.
There are allegations that all students are not given applications and when some students approached the A.P. High Court it had directed the colleges to receive applications from those who had approached the court.