Chennai: Health Minister KKSSR Ramachandran on Tuesday announced that the counselling for MBBS and BDS courses in the State would commence from
July 9 and would go on for a week till
Talking to mediapersons at the Secretariat, the Minister said that the derecognition of three medical colleges at Vellore, Kanyakumari and Theni districts would be vacated well before the-counselling.
He said already the State Government had sent a detailed report on the issue to the Union Health Minister on
June 28 itself. The Mookambika Medical College (self-financing) would also make individual efforts to vacate the derecognition on their institution.
The Minister said he and Health Sec-retary V. Kuppuraj would go to New Delhi on Wednesday to meet Union Health Minister R. Anbumani and clarify the 'technical flaws' in the promotion of doctors which had resulted in the derecognition of the above medical colleges. He also pointed out that the MCI had not cited any other lacunae in the colleges.
The Raman Committee would be announcing the fee structure for the medical courses within a day or two, he said and added that if the amount to be fixed for the courses were not upto the 'expectation', the government would not hesitate to move the court.
Regarding the complaints on charging of exorbitant fees by private colleges, the Minister said complaints of such nature were received against the Chettinadu Medical College and Meenakshi Medical College and they were being examined.
Appeal against verdict:
Meanwhile, the Consortium of Self-Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday filed an appeal at the Madras High Court challenging the dismissal of its case by a single judge on Monday, in connection with the admission of students to engineering colleges.
The Consortium also urged the High Court to restrain the Anna University from going ahead with the admission counselling for engineering courses till the disposal of the appeal.
Justice V Dhanapalan on Monday dismissed a batch of writ petitions challenging the Government Orders directing the self-financing professional colleges to follow the single window system of admission for the management quota and surrender a particular percentage of seats to the Government.
The petitions challenged sections 2(c) (iii), 5(4) and 4(1) of the recently enacted Tamil Nadu Admission in Professional Educational Institutions Act, and the consequential.