MBBS aspirants seek justice

Plans to move the court against institutions

As per the story that has evolved recently, the students were allotted seats at the Yenepoya Medical college and K S Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA) in Mangalore, which comes under the Yenepoya University and Nitte University respectively. But, when they approached the universities, they claimed to have no idea about any such seat allotment and have already started counselling to their payment seats.

Speaking to media here on Wednesday, a relative of one of the students Suraj Baliga said that he had approached the KEA as well as the office of the Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda for clarification, but they expressed their helplessness and advised the students to approach court on their own. According to them, the above mentioned two universities had signed an agreement with the State government that they will release 25 per cent seats for government merit quota, at the time when they applied for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the State for their deemed university status. The KEA claimed that it had gone with allocation of seats to these universities based on the seat matrix provided by the State government.

On the other hand, according to a letter issued by KSHEMA to the CET candidates, it being part of a Deemed University, has the obligation of filling its seats based on an all India entrance test, NUUGET, which was held on May 30. In fact, it has already filled in all the 100 seats. They claimed that the students were counselled by the KEA for seats that have already been allotted to other students by the university, based on the above mentioned entrance test. The letter says that KSHEMA has already written to the State government explaining the matters.

Ultimately, the students have been left in a lurch, confused about their future, as the government as well as the universities have left them disappointed. Their only resort is the judicial system, but having no means of communication with many students who share the similar fate, they are unable to move the court. Baliga, himself a medical student at Manipal University, has urged the rest of the students to contact at 9686138775, so that they could unite and plan further action.

Members of Dakshina Kannada District Congress Minority cell including President Moideen Bava, were present at the press meet and conveyed their support to the students. Student representative Priya Baliga, parents of the aggrieved students Geetha Baliga and Suman G Pai were also present.

Later, the team met in-charge DC Prabhakar Sharma and submitted a memorandum seeking justice.

DH News Service

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