State for govt quota in deemed universities

May ask to set aside 21 per cent seats

Speaking to reporters, he said these universities are supposed to set aside 21 per cent of the seats under the Government quota on the lines of Minorities’ institutions. “There is a need to bring in amendments to the statutes to make it mandatory for these universities to provide for Government quota seats... We are contemplating amendments,” he stated.

There are eight deemed medical universities in the State. The managements of these universities are not ready to hold talks with the Government in this regard, forcing the Government to think on the lines of bringing in amendments, he added.

Besides, these universities are collecting up to Rs 10 lakh as fee though the Government has fixed Rs 3.5 lakh. Parents and students should oppose this, he said.

He said the Medical Education Department has a proposal to construct a high-tech medical college near Devanahalli. The Government is ready to give permission if any investor  who shows interest in this proposal at the Global Investors’ Meet, he added. On the decreasing number of research in the medical field, Ramachandra Gowda said a majority of the teaching doctors have become money-minded of late. Number of paper presentations too has come done, he noted.

Minister pats his back
“My boss (the chief minister) and I have scored 100 per cent marks.” This is how the Medical Education minister replied on his two years’ performance.
He further said the Government has performed well in the last years. “We are well on the track. Whatever goals we had set for ourselves, we have achieved in two years,’ he stated.
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