The decision to postpone the admission process and counselling of NRI dependent
category as the matter is sub judice
Around 73 medical aspirants who appeared for admission counselling
under NRI Dependant Category at Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society (GMERS)
Medical College at Sola were left in lurch on Friday after being informed that the
admission counselling had been postponed.
The decision to defer the admission counselling was taken by GMERS NRI Admission
Committee on September 1, following a petition filed by one of the candidates before
Gujarat High Court regarding the admission process under this quota.
The medical aspirants had come along with their parents from Nadiad, Sanand, Surat,
Vadodara among other places. Though the decision had been taken on Thursday, several
of them complained that they were not informed of the postponement of admission
for this category. Upset and enraged, parents of some candidates went to Gandhinagar
to meet the Chairman of GMERS.
An NRI dependant candidate, who came from Nadiad on condition of anonymity, said,
They didn’t inform us about the change in plans despite having our cell numbers.
It’s only after we reached the medical college that we saw the announcement on the
Dr R Dixit, Chairman of GMERS NRI Admission Committee said, we had put up the change
in plans on our website and informed the candidates through SMSs. The decision to
postpone the admission process and counselling of NRI dependent category as the
matter is sub judice. The next hearing on the petition is on September 5. We do
not want to jeopardise the careers of these candidates and hence we will wait for
clear guidelines from the court.
Both the medical colleges have an intake capacity of 150 seats each. Out of the
total 300 seats, 46 seats (23 seats in each of the two colleges) have been reserved
for NRI students.
Earlier on August 29, one of the candidates Vaibhav Trivedi, had filed a petition
before High Court demanding appropriate implementation of admission rules in NRI
dependant category. In his petition, he sought for proper directions and instruction
to produce and verify proof of income of the parents of students seeking admission
in the same category. The petition will be heard on September 5.
Courtesy: TImes of India