The Madras High Court on Thursday (April 7) upheld the Tamil Nadu government’s law reserving 7.5 per cent seats for students of government schools in medical college admissions.

The court said that the law is valid and the government has the right to give reservation.

The court also said that the reservation should be reviewed after five years.

The case was filed on behalf of the students of government aided schools.


Describing the decision as historic, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, speaking in the assembly, said that the law was brought on the basis of proper data and discussion.

Stalin said this is the third victory of the DMK government in 10 months for social justice.

Reservation for government school students was brought in by the AIADMK government.

Stalin also said that the DMK government has passed a law to provide 7.5 per cent reservation in engineering/agriculture/fisheries/veterinary courses in government colleges, universities and premier self-financing colleges.