Hyderabad:In an interesting development on Tuesday, a division bench of the Hyderabad High Court comprising of Justice V. Ramasubramanian and Justice Anis has declared that one surgical oncology seat in Health Universities of AP and Telangana is to be considered as an open seat. This seat is to be available to all students of AP and Telangana.
The judicial directive came following a case filed by Dr.Phanidra Kumar Nagisetty, who having earned a first position and wanted to join a surgical oncology course. Mr. Nagisetty filed a petition after NTR university refused to accept his application for the course along with several other aspirants from non-Osmania University area; and declaration of the Kaloji University, reserving all the three seats in the DM/ MCH (Surgical Oncology) course only to applicants from Osmania University area
The court after hearing the petitioner’s plea directed the NTR University of Health Sciences at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and the Kaloji Narayana Rao Health University, Warangal, in Telangana to treat one of the three seats in DM-MCH (Surgical Oncology) course as unreserved and allot it to the petitioner, a first ranker in the entrance test conducted for admission to the course.
However, the authorities have claimed that all the three seats are meant to go the students of Telangana. In furtherance, the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences,Telangana added that after the division of Andhra Pradesh, both the states enjoy the prerogative to act independently,as per the article 371(D) of the constitution.
Disagreeing with the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Telangana’s stand, the court has said that as per section 95 of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, admissions for students of the combined state have to be provided for a period of ten years, in both the states.