HC raps govt over inaction against pvt medical colleges

HC raps govt over inaction against pvt medical colleges

The High Court, on Thursday, pulled up the State government for not initiating any action against private colleges allotting government seats to postgraduate medical students under the management quota.

A division bench comprising Justice K L Manjunath and Justice Ravi Malimath chided the government for looking the other way when private colleges are selling government seats.

The bench observed that government’s responsibility does not end by issuing notices to colleges.

It has to ensure that seats are allotted to the students at the right time. When the government advocate sought time, the bench asked the counsel to submit their stand and what action would be taken against private colleges, on Friday.

The State government has signed a memorandum of undertaking and consensual agreements with 13 COMED-K colleges, 11 deemed university colleges and six linguistic minority colleges to reserve 33 per cent, 25 per cent and 20 per cent government seats, respectively, to the Karnataka Examination Authority.

However, these colleges have chosen to allot these seats under the management quota, instead of allotting it to meritorious students.

Raghavendra M Nalatwad and 64 other students filed a petition before the court stating that even if these private colleges are allotting seats, they are only giving “non-saleable courses.” 

The petitioners sought directions from court to the private colleges and the government, seeking action, so that poor and meritorious candidate got seats for postgraduate courses.

One of the petitioners said though they had appraised the chief minister, there has been no action.

The institutions are required to reserve seats for government’s share subject-wise.
The private managements give seats for government quota only in non-clinical subjects.

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