New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday paved the way for implementing the Medical Council of India (MCI) notification providing for common entrance test for undergraduate medical courses leading to the award of MBBS degrees.
An apex court bench of Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik, while giving the go ahead to the MCI, said that anyone aggrieved by the notification can challenge it in court.
On Oct 21, 2010, the MCI had issued a notification providing for common entrance test for undergraduate medical courses all over the country. However, this notification ws kept in abeyance in the face of stiff opposition by the Tamil Nadu government. The state government subsequently obtained a stay against the notification from the Madras High Court.