The petition said, "The petitioners submitted that until last year those seeking admission to BAMS (ayurveda) and BHMS (homoeopathy) only needed to get 50% marks in Class 12 board exam and appear for Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET). They appeared for Gujarat Common Entrance Test and not NEET as they were not interested in applying for other courses."
However, the rules changed the criteria by introducing mandatory NEET clearance, it said.
According to the government, all Class 12 students had been intimated well in advance about changes in the admission criteria.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board had issued a press note on March 8, stating that Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) will be conducted only for engineering and pharmacy courses, the government lawyer said.
Before that, a news report on February 10, informed that admissions to medical (MBBS), dental, homoeopathy, ayurveda and naturopathy courses will be granted on the basis of NEET score,....the government lawyer said.