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Eligibility for Karnataka domicile candidates ONLY

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Apropos the petition, we would like to highlight the clause 'B' of eligibility for PGET for admission to MD/MS/MDS courses in the colleges in the state of Karnataka.

Clause 'B' states as follows:

(Clause B) ii) The candidate should have studied and passed 1st and 2nd year Pre-University Examination or 11th and 12th standard examination within the state of Karnataka from an Educational Institution run or recognized by the State Government or MBBS /BDS from a professional educational institution located in Karnataka and that either of the parents must have have studied / resided in Karnataka for a minimum period of 10 years. (Documents to be produced) Provided that the explanation mentioned above shall not be applicable in following cases:

The above clause is appropriate and just considering the following pertinent points:

1. The government of Karnataka has invested and nurtured large number of Medical and Dental colleges along with hospitals for the benefit of the candidates of Karnataka state domicile.

2. The candidates of Karnataka domicile are applying for admission to the colleges in Karnataka State only where as, the candidates who DO NOT have domicile conditions satisfied for themselves or their parents are applying for admission in both Karnataka State and their State of domicile. Therefore, those candidates who DO NOT satisfy the Karnataka State domicile condition are unduly and unconstitutionally benefited at the cost of the candidates of Karnataka domicile.

Further, the eligibility clause for MBBS/BDS also requires conformity to condition of domicile in Karnataka

Further, the argument that, merit should be criteria does NOT hold ground as most of the candidates who are NOT Domicile in Karnataka have got admission to MBBS / BDS under Open Quota / Comed-K Quota / Management Quota.

3. The argument in the past petitions about article 14 based on previous decided cases does NOT hold ground in the current scenario because, there is huge change in the planning and development aspects in each of the States.

Also refer the point 2 above, in which it is very clear that, those candidates are seeking admission in both the states is unduly at advantageous position.

The investment & nurturing of Government and private colleges by Karnataka government cannot be usurped by those candidates who DO NOT satisfy the domicile condition.

4. The decided cases relied upon in the petition in 2014 relates to 1984 and 2003 are no longer relevant to rely upon are as old as 30+ years and 15+ years. The union government under the ministry of Health has afforded each state to invest and develop infrastructure for MBBS / MDS institutions. The mere fact that, other state have not developed institutions does not confer right for candidates of Non-Karnataka domicile to claim admission in Karnataka institutions.

Therefore, we urge all the affected candidates / parents to sign this petition in large numbers

We request honorable supreme court / high court / other courts to kindly take note of the above and provide justice to candidates of Karnataka State domicile.

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