The Supreme Court is likely to announce its verdict today May 7, 2017 on petitions filed by Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The  universities are also seeking the restoration of 50 percent institutional preference quota in post graduate medical courses. According to IANS report, both  BHU and AMU moved the Supreme Court and Allahabad High Court’s May 29 order. The Supreme court had had set aside 50 percent admissions under the quota and asked them to go by the merit of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Post Graduate (NEET-PG 2017) examinations. Also Read:  NEET PG Admissions 2017: Candidates file plea in SC against incentive marks

The  court has reserving its order after hearing both the universities and the Medical Council of India which supported their position, the vacation bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Deepak Gupta said that it would be pronounced. The Supreme Court bench also inquired as to how many petitioners were there before the High Court and expressed surprise to know there was only one. Also Read: NEET 2017 Latest News Update: Madras HC calls for all question papers on June 12 for inspection, delay in NEET Results extended

 Appearing for BHU, Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh said that the entire issue cannot be revisited by re-opening 50 percent seats (under institutional preference quota) for students selected through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. He further added what would happen to other central institutions like AIIMS and Chandigarh-based Post Graduate Institute, set up under a statute, if these 50 percent seats under the institutional preference were to go. The ASG also referred to top court’s earlier judgment in support of his contention. Senior counsel Salman Khurshid  also stated that of of the 195 seats, admissions have already been made for 149 seats and at this stage, everything could not be reversed. Related News: NEET PG Revised Results 2017 Declared: Check NEET PG score card, merit list online at official website