New Delhi: Acting on the petition alleging anomalies in the admission procedure based on the OBC quota, the Supreme Court has issued notices to the Delhi University and the Union Health Ministry. The notices were issued by a joint bench comprising Justice HL Dattu and Justice CK Prasad on a petition filed by one of the students named Gunjan Kankarwal.

Not only this, the court also issued notices to seven students of Lady Hardinge College enrolled in the MBBS course.

In her petition, Gunjan has alleged that students with lower marks were admitted in MBBS course, whereas despite having higher marks she was provided admission in BDS course.

According to Gunjan, who belongs to OBC quota, she has obtained 170th rank in the MBBS entrance exam organised by the Delhi University. The University invited candidates securing ranks up to 300th for the first counseling on July 8 for which she failed to appear due to illness.

Nonetheless, the University called for second counseling for the vacant 66 seats out of the 128 seats. The second counselling was held on September 9 which incited OBC applicants of rank 21 to 150. The petitioner also went in for the counselling but was denied entry whereas students with ranks 174, 175, 179 and 192 were provided admission in the MBBS course.

Gunjan was provided admission during the counselling held on September 26 in the BDS course.

Meanwhile, the High Court in its September 29 order has asked for re-counselling of the entire OBC category. However, Gunjan was unsatisfied with the High Court’s decision and accused the counselling committee of undermining the merit to give admissions to seven girls in MBBS with lower marks.

(JPN/Bureau)