SC notice to AP govt on admission dispute

The Supreme Court has asked the Andhra Pradesh government and NTR Health University to respond to a plea which has alleged that several meritorious candidates have been denied management quota seats in various private colleges of the state.

The court also issued notices on Friday to the private colleges on petitions filed by a group of students.

A bench of Justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad said admissions made till date for academic year 2012 will be subject to the final outcome of the students’ pleas pending before it.

Counsel Allanki Ramesh also filed a caveat on behalf of 16 private medical colleges pleading that they be heard before any order is passed by the court in the matter.

“Any admissions made by the respondent institutions in MBBS/BDS or any other course is subject to the result of the present special leave petitions.

“Respondent colleges shall intimate the pendency of the present SLPs as well as the interim orders passed by us to all the students who have taken admission in the ‘C’ category (management quota).“We also make it clear that pendency of the special leave petitions here will not come in the way of the high court taking a decision on the merits of the writ petition,” the bench said in its order.

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