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Gujarat HC nixes NRI quota on plea by Hyderabad student

PTI
Published Sep 8, 2015, 8:25 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 9:57 pm IST
According to new rules, there will be four merit lists for NRI quota seats
Gujarat High Court (Photo: PTI)
 Gujarat High Court (Photo: PTI)

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday held the new rules framed by the state government for admission in NRI (non-resident Indian) quota in medical courses as “unconstitutional” for giving preferential treatment for those hailing from Gujarat.

Kolasani Sai Yashwant Reddy, a student from Hyderabad, had challenged the new rules, proposed in May. According to new rules, there will be four merit lists for NRI quota seats: for those who have Gujarat as the domicile, for those who hail from outside the state, for those who are ‘dependents’ of NRIs who have Gujarati domicile and those who are dependents of those from outside the state.

 

Kolasani said such a preferential treatment for Gujarat-origin students would cause a setback to others. A bench of acting Chief Justice Jayant Patel and justice N.V. Anjaria directed the government to grant admission as per the old rule where only merit is taken into account.

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