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High Court allows counselling for medical topper

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
High Court allows counselling for medical topper
High Court allows counselling for medical topper

Hyderabad, July 22 :-

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday allowed the medical counselling of the ninth rank holder of EAMCET 2009, K Sai Ram, who was denied admission as he was not completed 17 years of age as on December 12, 2009, fallen short by just 15 days.

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According to Medical Council of India (MCI) norms, any candidate taking admission for MBBS Ist year this academic year should have completed 17 years of age as on December 12, 2009.

Hailing from Nalgonda, K Sai Ram, who attended first day of medical counselling which began on Monday, was denied admission as he was not ‘old enough’ to take up the medicine course.

Anticipating the denial, the boy and his parents had obtained permission from the higher education department to take admission. He was, however, turned down by the camp officer at the counselling centre at Osmania University.

However, the court observed that his admission is based on court’s final verdict.

Sai Ram said that since the state government had made an exception for him, there should be no reason why he should be denied admission by the NTR University of Health Sciences. “If the state does not want me to take admission this year, I will not write the state entrance test again. I will aim for national level entrance tests in the coming year,” a miffed Sai Ram said.

Ankam Anjura, the boy’s father, said, “Sai Ram will lose one year if he is not given admission now.”

The officials of NTR Health University said that the MCI rules cannot be violated even if the state government has permitted age relaxation.