After SC snub, SFMCs to toe government line

Published: 18th July 2013 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2013 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

With the apex court also upholding the decision of the High Court on the issue of admissions to management quota seats in eight private medical colleges, the Kerala Private Medical College Managements Association (KPMCMA), now has no choice but to cooperate with the entrance exam being held under the supervision of Admission Supervisory Committee (ASC).

In anticipation of a stay from the Supreme Court, KPMCMA  office-bearers had earlier said that they would not cooperate with the exam to be held in Kochi under the supervision of ASC on July 21. Earlier, the KPMCMA had also refused to hand over the data of candidates to the ASC. Now the association has changed their stand.

“We will comply with the Supreme Court order. Data on the candidates has been handed over to the ASC”, said KPMCMA president Dr Fazal Gafoor.

However, he made it clear that there would be  no more cooperation with the government.

“Days of cooperation with the government are over. The SC has made it clear that managements can conduct entrance exams next year. We are barred from this year’s exam only,” Dr Gafoor said.

The tussle between the ASC and managements began with the committee nullifying an entrance examination conducted by KPCMCA in Kozhikode on May 31.

The exam, which was conducted amidst stringent protests by students’ organisations, was nullified for lack of transparency.

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