The court was hearing the student's petition, filed through advocate Pradeep Kumar Arya, seeking direction to the Centre to consider and admit him as an NRI candidate for the admission in MBBS in pursuance to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted for year 2017-18 in the central list for deemed universities.
The student, who completed his class 12th last year from Saudi Arabia, said his father was a resident of Madhya Pradesh and his mother is a non-resident Indian as she had spent more than 180 days in the last financial year in Saudi Arabia. He had applied under the NEET as a resident candidate and not as an NRI and could not be considered in the NRI category.
However, the Centre had issued a notification on July 21, informing all NRI candidates who had registered under UR/Indian category at the time of registration for undergraduate MBBS/BDS seats and were eligible to be considered under NRI quota, to send their relevant documents supporting their status by July 25, for being considered under the NRI category, the plea said.
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