HC seeks clarity on medical seat allocation


115 vacant seats under all-India quota surrendered to State


After the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday was informed that 115 vacant seats under the all-India quota were surrendered to the State, the court sought a clarity on whether the full list of meritorious students till the last eligible candidate was exhausted before the completion of second round of NEET counselling.

Justice R. Suresh Kumar directed the Centre and State to submit details on August 2, until when the case was adjourned. The court was hearing a writ petition filed by R. Deekshita of Madurai. She sought a direction to allot the surrendered seats under all-India quota only to those candidates who had applied under the all-India quota.

The petitioner said that she was waiting to opt for any of the medical colleges in Tamil Nadu under the all-India quota. With no takers for the 115 seats and not being placed in either of the counselling rounds, she claimed that she was being denied a seat under the all-India quota.

During the course of hearing, it was submitted that in the two rounds of counselling 115 seats from Tamil Nadu earmarked for 15 per cent all-India quota were vacant and surrendered to the State. The next round of counselling would be held for the unfilled seats under the all-India quota and State quota, it was submitted.

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