NEET: Controversy over Delhi State quota rules of MBBS, BDS seats, Court said – dummy schools have bad impact

NEET: Controversy over Delhi State quota rules of MBBS, BDS seats, Court said – dummy schools have bad impact

The Delhi High Court has said that the rapid increase in the number of dummy schools is adversely affecting the careers of students who actually meet the local education criteria. Due to increase in dummy schools and this system, ineligible candidates are getting seats under Delhi State Quota (DSQ). The High Court issued notice in this regard on Thursday on a petition filed by the Delhi government, Central Board of Secondary Education, Directorate General of Health Services, Delhi University (DU) and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) against the increase in the number of dummy schools. Asked for answer from. The court fixed November 29 as the next hearing date of the case.

The high court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the eligibility criteria applied by DU and GGSIPU for allocating MBBS or BDS seats under the Delhi State quota. The PIL, filed by Rajeev Agarwal, claims that the dummy school concept provides a virtual platform to students to pretend that they have come to Delhi after passing the 10th class exam with the sole purpose of somehow gaining access to Delhi State Quota seats. While these seats should be allotted among the genuine residents of Delhi.

what is dummy school

‘Dummy schools’ are like normal schools except that students who are preparing for JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET etc. are not required to come for regular classes. These are also called non-attending schools.

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Delhi government’s standing counsel Santosh Kumar Tripathi said that there is no concept of dummy school in Delhi. A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Sanjiv Narula said, “After hearing the counsel for the petitioner, the court prima facie holds that the uncontrolled growth of dummy schools causes harm to the students who are genuinely eligible for local education.” fulfill the criteria, but instead of them, ineligible students get seats under Delhi State quota.

What is the rule to get state quota seat?

The candidate has said in the petition that as per the eligibility criteria for admission to undergraduate courses MBBS/BDS etc. in the colleges and institutes of the national capital, a student who has studied 11th and 12th from any school in Delhi is eligible. This criteria is quite limited and low.

Counsel for the petitioner argued that the present criteria of Delhi State Quota facilitates increase in the number of dummy schools in the national capital which is detrimental to the students who actually satisfy the local education requirement under DSQ.

Advocate Augustine Peter, appearing for the petitioner, said, “Dummy schools are essentially virtual platforms set up in partnership with private schools and coaching institutes, which are recognized as schools by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), even if Also, they do not call children to school every day to impart education.

Peter said, such schools admit students living outside Delhi, which enables them to take unfair advantage of seats under DSQ. The lawyer also showed the court the websites of two coaching institutes which provide dummy school facilities. .

The plea has requested that the criteria of residence certificate (residential proof of Delhi) be included as one of the mandatory eligibility criteria for admission to MBBS and BDS seats of Delhi State Quota. Just as domicile is sought in many other states.

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