Deemed varsities turn pupils away

Pay Rs 2.75 lakh or wait for next counselling


Students and their parents alleged that the two colleges denied admission to them and demanded that if the students were to be admitted, they should sign an undertaking stating that they agree to pay the fee, nearly Rs 2.75 lakh, prescribed by the Institutes.
A Bangalore-based paedeatrician Dr B S Baliga’s daughter had secured 1,070th rank in CET 2009 and she was allotted a seat at Yenepoya Medical College. Dr Baliga said, “The medical college refused to admit my daughter. They demanded that we sign the undertaking or wait for counselling round to get admissions to another college, as the KEA had 16 unfilled medical seats.” He rued that despite the HC order, the institute refused to acknowledge the students.

Dr Baliga said, “If the government or the medical colleges were unsure of the seats, and if they knew that admissions would be denied, why did they put the students at stake?”
Another parent, Suleiman, who is a businessman in Mangalore, alleged that the parents and students were ill-treated by KSHEMA. “The Medical Academy bluntly refused to even look into the HC order and said that the student has to be admitted through the counselling for the 16 seats,” Suleiman said.

He complained, “There is no one to support these 48 students. Neither the government nor KEA is even attempting to help us. The HC order too has no impact on these institutes. Students are losing time as classes for first year MBBS have already commenced.” Suleiman’s daughter had secured 1,602nd rank in CET 2009 and had selected KSHEMA in the casual vacancy round.

When contacted, KEA Executive Director S Shankar Narayan said, “Counselling for the 16 medical seats will be held either on August 27 or on August 28, and will be completed before the engineering seat selection process.”

The executive director said, “We will take every step to ensure that the students pay the fee prescribed by the State as these are government seats. Parents are anxious about the fee prescribed by the institution, and we are aware of it. KEA will intervene as many times as required to ensure that the students pay the government fee.”

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