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Madras High Court dismisses PIL seeking directions to call for fresh applications for filling seats in dental college


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The Madras High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed seeking directions to call for fresh applications to fill the seats in the Dental Colleges.

M.Lourdu Savio , counsel for the petitioner submits that more than 250 BDS seats are vacant in the State of Tamil Nadu. Almost 15% of the total seats available in the private and self financing colleges are vacant. As the seats go vacant, there is a loss of crores of rupees and those seats would be vacant for further more years in Dental Colleges.

The counsel for the petitioner accepted that the last date for giving admission was 30.09.2023 for the academic year 2023-2024.

“We are in the month of February, 2024.”

The petitioner wants fresh applications to be called for so that admission can be given to the students for the academic year 2023-2024 in the month of February-March, 2024.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Vijaykumar Gangapurwala and Justice D. Bharatha Chakravarthy did not find any public interest involved in the petition.

“On the contrary, the prayer made is unreasonable. The schedule fixed for admission cannot be tampered with. There is no rational in the prayer made by the petitioner”, held by the High Court.

The petitioner added the Minister for Education, New Delhi as party respondent, instead of the Secretary which appears to the Court that it may be for publicity purpose.

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