PANAJI: High Court of Bombay at Goa has upheld the interim admission granted to medical students, who had applied after cut-off date.
The 11 late applicants were provided admissions after some of them approached the High Court stating that they were not aware that admissions to MBBS seats by the state would be carried out before the results to NEET were announced.
In an interim order in the matter, the High Court asked a provisional merit list to be prepared, including the late applicants. In another interim order, the directorate of technical education was asked to fill the MBBS seats at Goa Medical College, based on this provisional list.
During the earlier hearings, the High Court had asked DTE to submit a report on the number of late applicants who had received admissions due to the interim order and the names of those students who lost out on a seat due to the late applicants getting admissions. DTE, in its report, said that 11 lost out on a seat due to the late applicants being admitted.
Five of the students who lost out on a seat filed an intervention petition and based on this petition, the High Court had asked for notices to be served to all students who have lost out on a MBBS seat to submit their statement before the High Court.