SC invalidates domicile rule for PG medical seats

SC invalidates domicile rule for PG medical seats

What has happened?

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared invalid a Karnataka government condition restricting postgraduate admissions for medical and dental government quota seats to students with minimum 10 years domicile in the State.

Modify info bulletin

  • SC directed Karnataka to amend and modify the information bulletin jointly issued by the State Directorate of Medical Education and Karnataka Examinations Authority on March 10.
  • The court ordered the State to re-publish the calendar of events in terms of the judgment and complete the entire process within the timeline stipulated by the regulatory authorities.

Plea by 44 doctors

  • The judgment was based on a petition filed by 44 doctors, who did their MBBS/BDS courses from Karnataka and have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduation (NEET-PG) 2018 with high merit and are aspiring for admission to PG courses in the State.
  • The court said the domicile condition of 10 years bars even students who completed their MBBS and BDS from colleges in Karnataka to compete for government quota seats.
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