In a recent development for NEET 2017 in TN, the Supreme Court has barred medical admissions in the state till 22 August.
17 August, 2017 (Thursday): The Supreme Court has put the counselling for MBBS and BDS admission in Tamil Nadu on hold till 22 August. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra gave the order after hearing a plea of six NEET qualified students who asked for direction to the state government for conducting medical counselling solely on the basis of NEET 2017 merit list.
"Status quo existing as on today, as regards the admission to the medical courses in the State of Tamil Nadu, shall be maintained till then," the bench said.
The apex court has also asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the state government to find a ‘balanced’ solution for dealing with the interest of both state board students and NEET qualified students.
"The state shall file the result sheet of the NEET examination pertaining to the students who belong to the state of Tamil Nadu. That apart, the state shall also file the State Board merit list," the bench said.
In its defense, the Tamil Nadu government argued that the Court can’t stop the state from bringing an ordinance for the benefit of students. The ordinance seeking exemption of the state from NEET 2017 Exam for a year was cleared by the Union Law ministry on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court will take up the case on 22 August (Tuesday).