After the news that UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ended the quota based reservation for SC, ST and OBC in medical colleges’ across the state, the authorities at the state medical education department have countered the trending information saying, reservation was never a part of the admission process.
“It is wrong to say that rules of reservation have been scrapped from the private medical and dental colleges. Reservation was never a part of the admission process in private sector medical and dental colleges as per the prevalent policy made in 2006. There has been no change in any policy whatsoever,” director general medical education Dr VN Tripathi told TOI.
“Private medical and dental colleges have been brought under the umbrella of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for the first time. Seats in these colleges for post graduate courses are being filled through the NEET score,” Tripathi added further.
Reportedly, as per an order passed by UP CM Adityanath to end quota reservation, the candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC castes planning to pursue a postgraduate degree in private medical colleges will be treated just as a candidate belonging to general category.
As UP CM chaired his second cabinet meeting on April 11, he also took a set of important decisions over various issues in UP. Ranging from the development of the state to bringing education reforms, Yogi has taken up many agendas bringing up some drastic changes.
CM Adityanath has also suggested the introduction of English language from Nursery as well as the introduction of yoga and self-defense in the schools.