Maintaining that the order passed by the single judge was “totally wrong”, “erroneous” and “against the law”, the Delhi government sought a stay on Thursday on the operation of the interim order

Delhi Nursery admissions

Delhi Nursery admissions

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The Delhi High Court today, February 17 allowed 298 private unaided schools to go ahead with the nursery admission process but said that it will be subject to the final outcome of the city government’s appeal on the issue.


A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, which was hearing the Delhi government’s appeal against a single judge’s interim order that had stayed its nursery admission directive on the neighbourhood criterion, said that the entire process to admit children will be subject to the final outcome of the matter.

“Having regard to the fact that the admission process is already been in operation, it would not be proper to stop it.

“We, however, make it clear that whatever steps have been taken by the parties will be subject to the final outcome of the appeal that is pending,” the bench said.

“We will examine the issue. Meanwhile, a copy of the petition be served on the respondents (including two school associations and the parents),” the bench said and fixed the matter for further consideration on February 22.

It also sought the response of the two school associations and the parents on the Delhi government’s appeal in the case.

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the Directorate of Education (DoE), submitted that in the absence of the neighbourhood criterion, schools will accept admission in an arbitrary and opaque manner, and even justify charging exorbitant fees from the parents.

Maintaining that the order passed by the single judge was “totally wrong”, “erroneous” and “against the law”, the Delhi government sought a stay on the operation of the interim order.

In two directives on December 19, 2016 and January 7, the Delhi government had made it compulsory for the 298 private schools built on Delhi Development Authority land to admit children for nursery who live in that neighbourbood or stay within a certain distance from the school.

Ordering an interim stay of the January 7 notification till the final disposal of the pleas challenging the Delhi government’s order, Justice Manmohan had earlier said that “a student’s educational fate can’t be relegated to only his/her position on a map” and had termed the criterion as “arbitrary and discriminatory”.

The school groups had alleged that the Delhi government had “discriminated” among schools as the neighbourhood criteria had been applied against only 298 schools and not been made mandatory for 1,400 other schools in the city.


High Court scrapes Lucknow University law admission ordinance

In the writ petition filed by one LLM aspirant, the petitioner challenged the validity of the university ordinance that provides 80 per cent seat reservation only to LU law graduates.

High Court scrapes Lucknow University law admission ordinance

High Court scrapes Lucknow University law admission ordinance

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After a writ petition filed by one LLM aspirant challenging the validity of the ordinance that provide 80 per cent seats to LU law graduates, the High Court Lucknow bench has annulled the ordinance duly.

Moreover, the High Court bench headed by Justice DK Upadhyay also directed the university to scrape the ordinance by this academic session 2017-2018.

While the court asked the varsity to complete the current admission process, which is delayed due to the court’s interim direction at the earlier point of time, the teachers are anticipated to cooperate in finishing the course in order to hold the examinations as it has been scheduled.

More on the news:

  • In the writ petition filed by one LLM aspirant, the petitioner challenged the validity of the university ordinance that provides 80 per cent seat reservation only to LU law graduates
  • The petitioner, considering Supreme Court’s directives, had pleaded that only 50 per cent of reservation are permitted to the institution
  • The university defending its ordinance pleaded that their students who generally secured 70-75 per cent are unable to secure admission in other universities as national law universities and other universities including the private ones adopted grading system which rendered their students an edge over LU’s students
  • The High Court however dismissed LU’s plea and observed that, “No study appears to have been conducted by the university before framing the impugned ordinance, neither any such material has been supplied to conclude as to how in the absence of a grading system to evaluate LLB examination is resulting in irreparable disadvantage to Lucknow University law graduates,” as reported in TOI.
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Delhi Nursery admission: HC to deliver verdict today

Justice Manmohan will deliver the order on February 14 as the court has concluded hearing of arguments from counsels of the Delhi government and the petitioners

Delhi Nursery admission

Delhi Nursery admission

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will render its judgment on petitions filed by two school bodies and a couple of parents to challenge circulars on guidelines for nursery admissions in the national capital for the 2017-18 academic session.


The notifications by the Department of Education have made “distance” the primary criterion for admission of tiny tots.

Justice Manmohan will deliver the order on February 14 as the court has concluded the hearing of arguments from counsels of the Delhi government and the petitioners.

More on report:

The Action Committee of Unaided Recognised Private Schools and Forum for Promotion of Quality Education, along with a few parents, had approached the court against the Delhi government`s notifications dated December 19, 2016, and January 7 that restricted 298 private schools built on public land to admit toddlers only by using the neighbourhood or distance criterion.

One of the major problems faced by these 298 private schools built on Delhi Development Authority (DDA) land due to the new guidelines is that they can no longer deny admission to any student from their neighbourhood who seeks admission.

The government’s January 7 notification said that these private schools “cannot refuse admission to the residents of the locality” and have to fill 75 per cent of their student seats. The remaining 25 per cent seats are reserved for children whose parents’ annual income is less than Rs 1 lakh.

The notification accorded priority to students living within a radius of 1 kilometre from the school concerned. In case the seats remain vacant, those living within a distance of 3 km will get the chance for admission.

There are 1,400 private unaided schools in the capital, of which, 298 are built on land allotted by the DDA.

The school associations claimed the notification was “illegal, arbitrary, whimsical and unconstitutional”.

The Delhi government has defended its decision, saying that land allotment letters to the schools clearly and explicitly mention that the “lessee school had willingly accepted the terms of allotment and on the same very terms of allotment, the lessee has been enjoying the property since the time of allotment”.


NEET-PG admission: Haryana begins counselling, Punjab yet to take decision

Applauding Haryana’s commencement of joint counseling for NEET-PG admission, Dr Arvind Goyal, a Chandigarh-based NEET Trainer said Punjab Government should also follow the suit.

NEET-PG Admission

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Deterrence in giving any assurance of conducting counseling soon for NEET postgraduate (PG) courses has tested the patience of students in Punjab.

While the Haryana government has already begun the joint counseling for medical admission for all private and government medical institutions on the basis of NEET-PG, Punjab has declined to announce any such information.

Furthermore, the Haryana government, in a public notice, warned that any admission conducted by any related institutes on their own risk will be declared void.

Considering Haryana’s progress, aspirants in Punjab are still wondering when their turn will come as NEET-PG results were already declared three weeks back.

“The joint counselling is more crucial for post graduate courses due to level of exploitation by private institutes during allotment of seats. This must stop with pro active approach of the state government,” said a medical aspirant Maitri, as reported by HT.

Admission process in Panjab still clueless

Even after the centre government has made NEET mandatory for all medical admissions, Punjab is still in the deciding mode as to whether or not to comply by the rules. The rest are unclear.

The centre has also asked all states and union territory on December 5, 2016 if they will be holding the combined counseling for the upcoming NEET-PG admissions.

When contacted by HT correspondent, Dr. Sujata Sharma, the director of research and medical education of Punjab said, “The department’s secretary Vikas Partap is off for election duty. The final call will be taken once he will be back next week.”

Applauding Haryana’s commencement of joint counseling for NEET-PG admission, Dr Arvind Goyal, a Chandigarh-based NEET Trainer said Punjab Government should also follow the suit.

He further reiterated that the move taken by the Haryana government will usher in more transparency in the admission process


No admission for Hindu refuges without NEET: MEA

The sudden changes of course comes following the Supreme Court’s direction to make NEET mandatory for all medical admission in the country.

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Refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh can no longer secure admission to medical courses in India. The exemption policy granted to those religious minorities, especially Hindu, prosecuted in Pakistan and Bangladesh for medical admission based upon their marks secured in class 12 has been scrapped.

Earlier in 2016, the NDA government allows them to pursue medical courses on self-financing basis if the students scored a minimum of 60 per cent in science and 50 per cent in English without going through any entrance examination.

SC made NEET mandatory:

The sudden changes of course comes following the supreme court direction to make NEET mandatory for all medical admission in the country.

Foreign nationals including migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh who were prosecuted for being Hindu will also comply by the rule, according to the notification released by the external affairs ministry.

“The CBSE has issued a notification that from academic year 2017-18 onwards, admissions in all medical/dental colleges in India will be based on the NEET, including for foreign nationals,” sources said adding, “This will include religious minority migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh based in India who can apply for MEA’s self-financing scheme for MBBS/MD courses for foreigners from developing countries since last year,” as reported by Hindustan Times.

Before the policy was scrapped, there were around 26 colleges where the MEA facilitates the admission base on mark secured in class 12 and on self-financing basis. Among them were AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital.



While the admission process for the two categories will be duly ended on January 31, 2017, result for first list will be released on February 28, 2017.

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Admissions for the two categories – Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) – for entry level classes in Delhi has just begun today with an announcement of its guidelines.

“Admissions of EWS and DG category shall be made through computerised lottery system in the said schools against 25 per cent seats reserved. Filling of Unique Identification Number (Aadhaar number) for online registration has been made compulsory for this session,” reads the notification released by the Directorate of Education (DoE), as reported in The Indian Express.

Certain guidelines:

  • As per DoE’s guidelines, students from the two categories – EWS and DG – residing within the radius of 1 km of the school will first have the privilege to enroll
  • Students residing within the 3 kms have the next admission processes respectively and after this students residing within 6 km will be admitted depending on the availability of seats
  • “Students residing beyond 6 km shall be admitted only in case vacancies remain unfilled even after considering all the students within 6 km area,” reads the notification.
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100 percentile in CAT 2016, but this man has no interest in any admission

With no coaching and no future plan, Nilanjan Dutta scored 100 percentile in CAT 2016.

100 percentile in CAT 2016, but this man does not want to take admission in: Here why?

100 percentile in CAT 2016, but this man does not want to take admission in: Here why?

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Meet, Nyanja Dutta, who has scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2016. The results of the same were declared today, January 9, around 12 noon on the official website,

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A BE degree holder from BESU(IIEST), Shibpur batch 2012 to Xavier School of Management, XLRI, Jamshedhpur alumini of 2014, Nyanja Dutta from Kolkata currently works as Business Consultant with an IT Firm in Kolkata.

The man of uncommon intellect is also a CAT/XAT mentor with IMS Kolkata, in the QA-DI-LR-DM space, and also conducts GD-PI sessions and mock Interviews for several institutes in the state.

In an interview with India Today Education, Nyanja Dutta surprisingly said that he did not want to take admission in any of the institutes.

“I have no plans of applying to an IIM. I am very satisfied with my current job. I just appeared for the exam for my own self satisfaction,” he said.

This is not the first time that Dutta appeared for CAT.  “In 2011 I gave my first attempt and scored 99.43 percentile. I just wanted to get 100 percentile for once,” he said.

What helped him accomplish this amazing feat? “I scored 100 without any coaching, and I am not a aspirant,” Dutta said astonishingly.

Here’s his score card:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: 97.21
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: 100
  • Quantitative Analysis: 99.90
  • Total 100

Further, asking him to give tips to other students, Nilanjan says the key to success is through hard work, along with a bit of luck.

“These days, a lot of candidates do not make a good preparation strategy and end up preparing for tough questions only,” he added.


Contention arise over domicile reservation in MBBS admission in Madhya Pradesh

MBBS Admission

Seemingly the commotions spurred within the realm of medical education in India defines no end. Controversy over MBBS admission once again hit the headlines when medical colleges denied domicile reservation in Madhya Pradesh. The prima facie prompted the Vyapam whistle-blowers and social activist, demanding the rights specified for the domicile students in Madhya Pradesh.

Anand Rai, an activist, who termed the situation as “emergency-like situation” said, “The government should hold a special session of the state assembly to pass a bill providing reservation of seats for domicile candidates. Students from other states should be granted admission in our medical colleges only under the all-India quota.”


  • The aggrieved masses demanded domicile reservation in both government and private medical colleges
  • Several students were intimidated by the irregular counselling process at the Gandhi Medical College
  • PC Sharma, congress district president, alleged the state government of careless attitudes and ignoring the problems faced by the domicile students. “We are planning to move to the Supreme Court again to seek relief,” said Sharma
  • One former MLA Paras Saklecha alleged the government of favouring the benefits to the private medical colleges.

Student’s grievances

“I registered for counselling in August last week. My name didn’t appear in the first allotment list. However, after scoring 96 percentile, I was sure that I would figure in the next one. The counselling process began after the Supreme Court’s order on September 24. Then, more changes took place due to three other court orders and, finally, the second round of counselling began on September 30. But the system crashed due to alleged hacking, and the process came to a halt again,” said a student requesting anonymity from Indore.

“Now, the process has started again – this time with increased competition due to participation of candidates from other states. I don’t know if I will get admission or not, but I am feeling traumatised. I lost my trust in the state’s education system. They have no respect for students,” the student added.  .


MBBS admission: HP government directs Private medical college to commence admission without delay

Representational image, The government directed the college to comply with its directions to admit students under government quota seats or face actions

Taking a tough stand, Himachal Pradesh government ordered a Solan-based medical college to commence the admission process under 50 per cent government quota without delay. Earlier, the institute denied admissions to 150 MBBS aspirants.

The government also directed the college to act in accordance with its directions to admit students under the government quota seats or face action.

Tough message from Chief Minister:

  • The government was aware of the problem being faced by the candidates and their parents who had been denied admission by the college, said Chief Minister
  • Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said, “The government will intervene and take appropriate action in the interest of the students.”
  • The college would have to take affiliation from Himachal Pradesh University as a provision has been made in this regard by amending the HP Regulation of admissions and fixation of fee for Private Medical colleges in the state, he added.

Views of State Secretary (Health):

  • State Secretary (Health), Onkar Chand Sharma said, “The college management has been clearly told that non-compliance of government directions would attract strict action. Besides taking up the matter with Medical Council of India (MCI), action would also be taken under the laws enacted by the state government.”
  • Sharma said, under government and management quota, the college cannot deny admissions to the selected sudents under central counselling on the basis of NEET merit.
  • Many students who had preferred to pursue MBBS course have denied admission as the admission process have closed and these have no place to go, he said.

From September 13, the new academic session of MBBS has been started in all colleges and the management cannot deny the admissions after the counselling has been done.


Hyderabad HC recommends MCI to remove minimum 17-year age limit for MBBS admission

MBBS admission age limit to reduce?

The Hyderabad High Court has recommended that the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the central government should revamp the minimum age limit set (17 years) for admission to MBBS course.

Earlier a petition was filed by V.S.V. Dheeraj who had studied a course equivalent to MBBS from a foreign university. He wanted to write the eligibility test conducted by the MCI so that his degree can be recognised by the Indian Medical Association.
According to Deccan Chronicle report, the MCI rejected his eligibility certificate to attend the screening test of the National Board of Examination stating he did not complete 17 years when he joined the MBBS. The judge directed the authorities to permit him to write the eligibility test and advised authorities to reconsider the issue of age limit of 17 years.

This case of the petitioner was rejected on the ground that he had not applied for eligibility certificate before commencing the MBBS.

While allowing the petition, Justice Suresh Kumar said, “The regulations are of the year 1997 and now we are moving towards e-courts, paperless courts and appreciating any of the citizens of this country, who does some out of the routine or anti-stream. Even in sports, boys and girls aged 16 and 17 are bagging medals for their respective countries.

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In that case, we appreciate and celebrate that at such a young age, he/she has attained this position. In such a situation, the age of 17 years for admission in MBBS has no meaning.”

The judge then ordered the MCI to issue eligibility certificate to the petitioner within two weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of the order, while directing the registry to send a copy of the same to the Secretary, Public Health System Centres, GoI so that talented students may not face the difficulty faced by the petitioner.