High court opens the door for a disabled student to become a doctor

This story is from The Times of India (Mumbai)

HC orders admission of disabled boy to MBBS

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday came to the rescue of a 19-year-old disabled student aspiring to be a doctor. Rapping the state government for its casual approach towards the plight of disabled students, a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari directed the state to provide provisional admission to Kurla resident Tarique Khan in the MBBS course.

Three per cent of the seats are reserved for disabled candidates. As per guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India, physically challenged candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs to the extent of 70 % are eligible for health science courses.

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