A government order to fill all seats including management and NRI quotas in private medical colleges through NEET merit list have evoked strong protest.

Kerala govt and private medical colleges on warpath over student admissions
news Education Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 14:52

CPIM-led LDF government and private self-financing medical college managements in Kerala seem to be heading for a confrontation over admission of students in these institutions.

A government order to fill all seats including management and NRI quotas in private medical colleges through NEET merit list have evoked strong protest from the private managements in the state.

Kerala Private Medical College Management Association has decided to challenge the government direction to the state Commissioner of Entrance Examination to start counselling process for admission to private medical colleges and deemed universities

"Private Colleges managements will move the High Court challenging government directive in a day or two," Association President P Krishnadas said.

The government's decision to take over the admission of all seats in private medical colleges cannot be accepted, he said. "We will conduct admission to all seats from the NEET list based on merit. Admission is the right of the management."

Stating that the impugned order was unconstitutional, he said it was infringement on certain rights guaranteed under constitution to private educational institutions in the country.

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