Deemed varsities turn away students

KEA candidates refused admission to MBBS course



The students had taken admission orders for the Yenepoya University and KS Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) after paying the course fees at KEA. With the two institutions shutting the door on these “government quota” seat-holders, the candidates and parents are back at the KEA and the Directorate of Medical Education (DME). 

Meeting

According to a top DME official, the medical colleges have retracted from their agreement by not accepting the admissions.

“About 25 percent of the seats were allotted to the government quota as per the agreement. The Department of Medical Education and the private management colleges will have a meeting to solve the issue. Students and parents are worried as the careers are at stake by the response of the deemed universities” the official said.

Classes begin soon

The official said that by mid-August, the first year MBBS classes will commence and the last date for students to get admitted at medical colleges with the approval of Medical Council of India (MCI) is September 30.

On contacting, the Medical Education Minister, Ramachandra Gowda said, “The two managements had agreed upon 25 percent of government quota seats in order to obtain ‘no objection’ from the State to proceed with the deemed university status. If the universities fail to the accept the admission it amounts to direct violation of the agreement. The students will have to approach the court to get justice”.

The government quota of medical seats in Yenepoya Medical College is 25 while that of KS Hedge Medical academy is 40. It is learnt that Yenepoya Medical College was awarded the deemed university status in February and KSHEMA in March 2009.

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