The writ petition seeking postponement of admission test for the first year MBBS course in the government and private medical colleges of the country in the academic year 2020-21 has been rejected. Justice Md. Khasruzzaman and Justice. A High Court bench comprising Mahmud Hasan Talukder today dismissed the writ petition.
In the public interest, Taimur Khan, a resident of Uttara in the capital, filed the writ petition on March 21, which came up for hearing today.
Lawyer Muntasir Mahmud Rahman was in favor of the writ petition at the hearing. Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar represented the state.
Bipul Bagmar said the High Court had dismissed the writ petition as it had not been raised. As a result, there is no obstacle in the medical admission test on April 2. The law officer of the state said, 1 lakh 22 thousand 84 medical admission-willing students are taking part in the examination. The test will be held in 75 out of 55 venues in 19 centers. Exam preparation has been done following proper hygiene rules. In this case the writ is not admissible.
According to a notification issued by the Department of Health Education, the admission test for the first year MBBS course in the government and private medical colleges of the country is scheduled to be held on April 2. But a section of students seeking medical admission have demanded that the date be postponed due to the Corona situation.
After the writ petition was filed, lawyer Muntasir Mahmud Rahman told Prothom Alo that the writ petition was filed in the context of sudden increase in coronavirus infection. Other public and private universities, including Dhaka University, have not started any admission process for this session. The writ petition was filed on the grounds that if the medical admission process is completed long before the admission process of all other universities is completed, the students will be limited in their chances of admission in any other subject and university in the future.