New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the Central government to re-consider the reserved quota policy in MBBS admission and ensure transparency in the process by admitting students on grounds of aptitude and merit.

Hearing a petition filed by three students of Delhi, a bench comprising Justice AK Sikri and Siddharth Mridul passed the verdict.

According to the petition, the medical aspirants successfully cleared Delhi University Medical Dental Entrance Exam -2011. However, they were denied admission owing to the complete occupancy of general quota.

The students alleged that they were refused admission in reserved quota despite vacancy. Consequently, their hard work throughout the year went down the drain.
Hearing the petition the bench said that though the last date (September 30, 2011) of the admission has already passed, there are chances that many meritorious students might have to go face similar situation in the present year.

Therefore, the High Court citing example of these three students has asked the Centre to take the issue of reservation in educational institutes seriously.

JPN/Bureau