Medical Managements to start Admission Process on September 2

The Kerala Private Medical College Managements’ Association will, on Thursday, start the process of admission to the MBBS course under the management quota in keeping with a Supreme Court directive issued on Monday.

Candidates whose names figure on the rank list prepared by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations may apply for admission to 35 per cent of the seats in each of the 10 colleges affiliated to the association, or 350 seats in total.

Accepting the court directive that the quota be so filled, the association, on Tuesday, urged the State government to stop allotment to the government quota, comprising 50 per cent of the seats, till 13th September, 2010, when the court is likely to take up the case for further hearing.

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Sajan Prasad, secretary of the association, said an advertisement giving the admission details would appear in the print and the electronic media on Wednesday. Students could download the application forms from the website of the association from Thursday.

Applications should reach the office of the consortium of self-financing medical colleges in Thiruvananthapuram on or before 7th September, 2010. These would be processed on 8th September, 2010.

The allotment list would be published on 9th September, 2010. Students could pay the fee (tuition fee : Rupee 5.5 lakh and deposit : Rupee 5 lakh) through demand drafts till 11th September, 2010.

Mr. Prasad said the list would be submitted before the court before 13th September, 2010. The association would proceed further based on the directions given by the court.

He said that among the institutions, S.U.T. Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram was awaiting recognition from the Medical Council of India.

Fazal Gafoor, president of the association, said the Supreme Court directive would be a test dose to ascertain if there were enough number of candidates on the rank list who had the wherewithal to pay the fee and deposit.

The association would not reach an agreement with the government from next year, if all the seats were filled, proving the managements’ long-standing argument that the rank list had students belonging to the affluent sections.

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