NEET 2017: Supreme Court refuses to nullify results

The Madras high court today directed the authorities to prepare a fresh merit list and conduct the counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses accordingly

The Madras high court today directed the authorities to prepare a fresh merit list and conduct the counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses accordingly

Also, the Directorate of Medical Education Tamil Nadu will come up with the TN NEET Counselling dates 2017.

Last month, the state government issued an order reserving 85 per cent of the under- graduate medical/dental seats to those students of Tamil Nadu State Board who have passed the NEET exam and left only 15 per cent seats to students of other boards.

The government order was criticised by the Court while hearing the petition filed by the parent of a minor who has passed out of a CBSE school and is attempting to gain entry into a medical college.

Earlier in the day, the Madras High Court rejected Tamil Nadu governments order for the reservation to the students of the TN state board.

"A state can impose domicile restriction for admission in government-run colleges but I don't think the same applies for the private colleges", says Gulshan Garg, chairman, Sankalp Charitable Trust.

The petitioners argued that the all-India ranking was given in the NEET exam which postulates that every candidate should get the same question paper.

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The GO had also reserved the remaining 15 for other Board students, including the CBSE.

The court made it clear that the government's order violated the right to equality.

He also held that the reservation indirectly meddled with the objective and process of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and compromised on merits of selection. The selection committee, which is expected to release the rank list on Friday, will now be able to admit student exclusively based on merit in NEET scores. The rank list or the merit list will be available on the official website. Committee secretary G Selvarajan had said prior to the final order, "We have been asked not to release the rank list, but there is a lot of work to do and we have not stopped it".

DME Tamil Nadu has received 50,558 applications for admissions.

The domicile policy puts students from states with few medical colleges at a disadvantage. Stay connected with ExamsWatch as this page will be updated with latest information on Tamilnadu NEET rank list 2017.

The counselling for allotment of medical seats to students will begin in Tamil Nadu on July 17 and the court's order comes at a crucial time.

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