On Dec 01, 2012 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi announced the online registration for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET 2013) for admission to Medical/ Dental courses across the country.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice S S Nijjar amd J Chelameswar started hearing on the petitions filed by the 76 medical colleges, which claimed that they being either religious or linguistic minority colleges, were entitled autonomy in administration of their educational institutions under Article 30 of the Indian Constitution.
In Christian Medical College, Vellore case also, the court allowed the institutions to receive applications for its own entrance examination for filling MBBS seats on Oct 10. But after hearing Medical Council of India counsel Nidesh Gupta, the court had put a caveat saying this "will not entitle the respondent institution to claim any equity on the basis thereof".
This means, if the colleges lose the legal battle in the apex court, then they cannot claim a right to hold separate examination on the ground that they have already received applications from candidates.
This interim order allowing the minority institutions to receive application from candidates for an individual entrance exams for filled in the undergraduate medical courses seats. It was extended to all medical colleges which approached the apex court invoking Article 30.