Kerala Private Medical College Managements Association asks to Stop Allotment Process
The Kerala Private Medical College Managements Association has asked the government to stop the allotment procedure to the 50 per cent seats (government quota) each available under its 11 affiliated colleges.
A meeting of the association representatives held here on Tuesday decided that it would not admit students in seats available under the government quota.
The association had earlier reached an agreement with the government stating that it would admit students from the rank list published by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations in 50 per cent seats each available in its affiliated colleges.
Stating that the Kerala High Court verdict on Monday declaring void the entrance test conducted by the association for admission to the management seats has virtually halted the admission process to the self-financing medical colleges in the State, Sajan Prasad, secretary of the association, said the association would file an appeal against the verdict.
He said the association would admit students in 100 per cent seats by a collecting a higher fee (above 3.5 lakh annually), if there is no change in the verdict. We will stick to the agreement, if the verdict is in our favour, Mr. Prasad said. The association has also made it clear that it would not admit students in the management quota from the rank list published by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations.
Justice S. Siri Jagan, allowing a few writ petitions challenging the entrance test, had directed that the admission to the 35 per cent seats reserved under the management quota be made from the rank list prepared by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
Staff Reporter writes from Kottayam : The Kerala Students Union (KSU) has demanded the resignation of Education Minister M.A. Baby in the wake of the Kerala High Court declaring the entrance test conducted by the Kerala Private Medical College Managements Association as void.
Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, KSU president Shafi Parambil alleged that the nexus between Mr. Baby and the association was responsible for the crisis.
Earlier, protesting KSU activists were taken into custody after they tried to obstruct the Minister, who was on his way to inaugurate the IT Sangamam 2010 at the Baker Memorial School.