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Visually Impaired MBBS Student Denied Admission After Allotment, Approached HC


Visually Impaired MBBS Student Denied Admission After Allotment, Approached HC

Tamil Nadu: A visually impaired medical aspirant who had cleared NEET and allotted MBBS seat only to be later disqualified in the Disability quota, has now knocked the doors of the Madras High Court for relief.

The case concerns an aspirant J Vibin, who had scored 220 marks in NEET and had secured an All India Rank of 285 under the Disability quota. In his petition, he added that the disability certificate that was issued by the state government stated that he had 75% visual impairment. Based on this counselling he was allotted Government Medical college, Pudukottai.

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However, when he went to the college, he was asked to produce a fresh certificate to be issued by Madras Medical college. Doctors at Madras Medical College stated that he had 90% visual impairment, thus making him unfit for MBBS course under the disability rules. Based on the MMC order, his admission got turned down by the medical college.

Challenging the certificate issued by the MMC, contrary to the one issued by the state government, his petition before the court stated the MMC certificate was not signed by the specialist concerned and was incomplete, reports the Hindu

Moreover, the petition challenged the grounds stating the medical college had no authority to say no to an admission allotment by the competent authority.

The petition quoting the Recent Supreme Court judgement went on to add that the student despite his handicap was capable of doing all kinds of activities like a normal person. Had his visual impairment been 90 % as claimed by the MMC doctors, he would have not filled up the OMR sheet for NEET

TOI reports that Justice V Parthiban before whom the petition came up for hearing directed the state’s counsel to get instructions and adjourned the hearing to a further date.


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