Medical college admissions: Maharashtra students, parents move SC against change in domicile norms

Maharashtra Students and parents have challenged the decision by the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court to relax domicile rules for admission to medical and dental colleges.

One in every two students applying for medical and dental seats in Maharashtra is not from the state. Angry with the state’s decision to relax norms and allow non-domicile students to apply for medical seats, medical aspirants and their parents from Maharashtra filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) figures show that the number of registrations of students who have cleared both class 10 and 12 from the state is 49,768, whereas those who have only cleared Class 12 is 48,977.

Explaining why the Class 12 numbers were high, a parent said “Many students come to Mumbai to prepare for medical entrance exams and appear for Class 12 exams in Maharashtra after sitting Class 10 exams in their respective states.” He was of the opinion that they should not be given the advantage meant for children with state domicile.

On July 7, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court relaxed domicile norms for medical and dental aspirants in the state. Originally, those who had cleared class 10 and 12 from the state or had a domicile certificate – a document showing that the student had lived in the state for the required number of years – were eligible for state quota seats. Now the rule making Class 10 compulsory has been dropped. “Those who have cleared Class 12I from Maharashtra, even without Class 10 from the state, will be eligible for state quota seats from now,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director of DMER.

Commenting on the move another parent said “Earlier this year SC was very clear that no more cases on medical and dental admissions should be entertained by High Courts till admissions are over. How can the Aurangabad bench allow such changes to the admission process while the registrations are on?”

DMER’s decision to announce a revised provisional state merit list before the first seat allocation list for state quota seats has brought some relief to the parents and students. “We hope the SC will support our stand before the first seat allotment list is released,” one of them said.

While the petition is up for hearing in SC this week, the first seat allotment list for admissions to state quota seats in government-run and private medical and dental institutes in the state will be released on July 25.

 

 

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DU Admissions: Cluster Innovation Centre has many choices for you

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Delhi University offers unique courses at the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), with a keen focus on innovation.

The courses are not just aimed at preparing students for a fast-changing innovative world but they also use unique concepts such as ‘meta college’ and ‘meta university’ to allow them to experience multiple colleges and universities during the course.

The CIC offers two undergraduate programs, BTech in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation and BA (Hons) in Humanities and Social Sciences, and a postgraduate course, MSc in Mathematical Education.

BTech in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovation:

This four-year undergraduate degree course, which has been on offer in DU since 2012, is open to all who have studied Mathematics and have secured a best four score of at least 60%.

The course looks to provide students with practical knowledge, in addition to theoretical prowess, when it comes to innovation and technology. The curriculum is evaluated on the basis of both projects that students are expected to complete and theoretical exams.

“The course was designed keeping innovation in mind. DU is the only Indian university that provides a course of this kind,” said Jogeswar Purohit, an assistant professor for the course.

Admission to the 40 seats for this course will be on the basis of an entrance test expected to be conducted early next month. The entrance exam will be based on mathematics and science subjects.

Interested students can apply to the course on the DU online admission portal, under the entrance-based undergraduate programs application.

However, the CIC does not have a placement cell and does not invite companies and others for recruitment. “Almost all of our students have been placed but we do not have a placement cell,” he said.

“We encourage students to link up and think of their own start-ups. In fact, after they complete their degree, a selected few students are allowed to incubate their projects up to one year at the centre. Students even get funding up to two lakh rupees from ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises,” said Purohit, while explaining how the course nurtures an entrepreneurial spirit.

BA (Hons) in Humanities and Social Sciences:

This three-year undergraduate programme is one of its kind, as it is a ‘meta college’ programme. “Students will be able to choose classes from different DU colleges and design their own degree,” explained Geetanjali Kala, an assistant professor at DU and the woman behind the course.

Students can tailor their degree to their needs, as they are allowed to take courses from any of the DU colleges, other than St Stephen’s college. If admitted to one of the 40 seats available for the course, students will be assigned a mentor, who will help them ascertain their interests and pick courses best suited to their passions.

In the first and sixth semester, the students will be expected to attend classes at the CIC.

Anyone who has a 60% best four score, which includes a modern Indian language or English, are eligible to apply, and will be selected based on an entrance test.

“The entrance exam will look at subjects like history, geography, political science and include some general science and mathematics. We take current affairs seriously here, and students should expect a few questions related to this, especially news related to marginalized communities,” she said.

Question papers from previous years’ entrance exams are also available on the centre’s website for any who may want to peruse it.

MSc in Mathematics Education:

This two year inter-disciplinary course would be best suited for those who are looking to teach mathematics in the future.

“Degrees usually teach you one or the other, how to teach or mathematics. This course is tailor-made to ensure students not only learn mathematics but also know how to teach it,” explained Pankaj Tyagi, the coordinator for the course.

The meta university course, jointly run by Delhi university and Jamia Milia Islamia, allows students to utilise resources available at both colleges. Graduates can apply to one of the 20 seats available through DU’s online PG application, before registrations close on Wednesday.

The course is evaluated with 60% for projects and 40% for theory, and works in tandem with JMI’s AJK Mass Communication Research Centre. “This is where the inter-disciplinary aspect of the course comes in. Students are trained in how to use media to teach mathematics as well,” said Tyagi.

 

 
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Theatre, fine arts, music: Co-curricular quota admissions to Ambedkar University from Friday

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Students who have excelled in co-curricular activities (CCA) such as sports, theatre, fine arts, debating, creative writing, music or dance may find a special place at Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD).

The university offers a few supernumerary (extra) seats for those who have great skill in these activities. The applications to these categories will open on Friday.

The online and offline applications to all undergraduate programmes at AUD will close on Friday, after which the students who have already applied can choose these CCA categories.

Applicants can download the CCA application from the website and submit a hard copy of the completed forms with relevant certificates of achievements and portfolio (if any) to the Dean of student services, AUD, by July 1.

Officials confirmed that admissions under this category will be open only to candidates who have already applied to AUD and whose names are not present in the first and second lists of the course/s they have opted for.

The first cut-off list is expected on July 5. The second cut-off list is expected to be released on July 10. Auditions for these seats will begin on July 11.

Candidates applying to the PG programmes under CCA should obtain the minimum eligibility scores in the written test and interview to be considered for admission.

For both PG and UG applicants, a weightage of 30% will be given for interviews conducted by the CCA/sports panel and the remaining 70% will be accredited to the trial result.

Public relations officer Anshu Singh said, “CCA seats are supernumerary. The BA (Honours) programme in Economics, English, Psychology and Social Sciences and Humanities have two seats in each programme under the CCA/sports category. The BA (Honours) programme in History, Mathematics and Sociology have one seat in each programme under the CCA/sports category as these programmes are offered only at the Kashmere Gate campus.”

MA programmes except performance studies, film studies, visual art and literary art have one seat per programme under the CCA/sports category, she said.

These provisions are, however, not available for students of the School of Vocational Studies, School of Culture and Creative Expressions and the School of Business, Public Policy & Social Entrepreneurship.

 

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SC sets up panel to oversee MCI on non-public dental college admissions

A three-member panel headed by Justice Lodha will oversee the functioning of the MCI regarding admissions to private unaided dental colleges. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

‘A 3-member panel headed by using Justice Lodha will oversee the functioning of the MCI regardingadmissions to non-public unaided dental schools. photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
New Delhi: The splendid courtroom on Monday called for putting in place of a 3-member panel headed by using Justice (retd) R.M. Lodha to oversee the functioning of the scientific Council of India (MCI)concerning admissions to personal unaided dental colleges in Madhya Pradesh.

specifically, the panel will oversee the admission standards in non-public unaided dental schools amid allegations of state interference in diverse elements of admissions.

apart from Lodha, the supreme court docket-appointed committee will contain Dr. Shiv Sarin working at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and former comptroller and auditor standard of India (CAG) Vinod Rai.

“The committee will be in operation for a length of twelve months unless the Parliament enacts a mechanism for the admission technique of personal unaided dental faculties earlier,” the order stated.

A fivechoose constitutional bench headed via Justice Anil R. Dave which were listening to the problem for over 5 years additionally upheld a decision of the Madhya Pradesh high court which laid down the validity of regulations governing admission of college students in submit graduate courses in personalinstructional establishments.

“I preserve that the country has legislative competence to enact the impugned legislation-act of 2007 tohold not unusual front take a look at for admission to professional educational institutions and todetermine the price and the high courtroom has rightly upheld the validity of the impugned rules.” saidJustice R. Banumathi in the judgment.

Monday’s courtroom verdict came on a plea with the aid of diverse personal dental schools in Madhya Pradesh which had challenged the provisions of the nation Act relating to admission, fixation of price, reservation and eligibility for admission.

The unaided dental faculties had maintained that being unaided colleges, it become their essential rightbeneath Article 19(1)(g) of the charter of India to lay down the eligibility criteria for admission and fix theprices of college students.

beneath the provisions of the state Act, admissions to private unaided colleges could be carried out thruthe commonplace front test (CET), which the kingdom government partly regulated in terms of admission,expenses, reservations and many others.

The impugned judgment of the Madhya Pradesh high courtroom extended electricity to the country in admission process to make certain that there was no profiteering or commercialization of education. It alsoprolonged to the state energy (in larger public interest) with recognize to distribution of seats to weaker sections through reservations.

the decision comes days after any other order paving the manner for national Eligibility front check(NEET), a single common front for admissions to clinical and dental courses within the country.

this is the 0.33 panel to be headed with the aid of Lodha—he also heads the panel for making pointers to Board of manipulate for Cricket in India (BCCI) for cleansing up the cricketing device and another overstarting up recovery complaints towards people who had invested in %’s unlawful investment schemes.

The case could be revisited after a yr for any similarly guidelines.