Neet UG 2021: Supreme Court asks Center to reconsider reducing cut-off marks for BDS courses:
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Neet cut-off 2021: Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hema Kohli also noted that the last date for admission to BDS The date has been extended from 11th April to 15th May and the Dental Council of India is recommended to reduce the deduction from the center. -Off Marks.New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Center to consider its decision not to lower the cut-off marks for admission to Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), while over 9000 seats are vacant. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli also took note of the fact that the last date for BDS admission has been extended from April 11 to May 15 and the Dental Council of India has recommended the Center reduce the cut-off marks.
The bench said, “Since the last date of admission has been extended, with regard to the ceiling of vacant seats and the decision of this Court, it would be appropriate that the issue relating to percentile be considered afresh by the Central Government. We accordingly request the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to take a fresh look at the provisions within a period of one week.
The apex court was hearing a PIL by aspiring dentists who are seeking fresh mop-up round counseling on the basis of cut-off marks recommended by the Dental Council to fill up the vacant seats in the NEET-UG examinations. was present in Colleges for the academic session 2021-22.
Senior advocate PS Patwalia submitted that till now around 9000 out of 27,698 seats are still vacant for BDS courses and cited earlier decisions of the government when it reduced the cut-off marks in 2019-20.
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati submitted that it was decided not to reduce the cut-off marks on April 8, to which the bench said that at that time the last date of admission was April 11 but now it has been extended to May 15. Said that the government can take a fresh look at this issue because of the admission date has been extended and keeping in view the number of vacant seats.