The information brochure about admissions to health science courses in the state has no mention of SEBC reservations. Besides, no seat has been earmarked under this category in the seat matrix for MBBS and BDS.
The students need to be accompanied by their parents and carry their hall tickets to be allowed to travel on suburban trains. This comes as a major relief to the students in the city and suburbs as reaching exam centres had become a major problem due to travel restrictions in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
While the petitioner had argued that the rules pertaining to institutional round make no mention of regional quota, the court said that the rules related to the institutional round and those related to regional quota need to be interpreted together.
The admissions to diploma nursing programmes in the state continue to be conducted by colleges on their own, even though the law requires that admissions for professional courses be conducted centrally by the government.