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HC Rap for State Govt on Medical Admissions

The HC bench demanded to know what action the government will take against deemed universities which have not reserved 25 per cent medical seats for MBBS students who have secured good ranks in PGCET

Published: 16th April 2014 08:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2014 09:11 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Tuesday lambasted the State government and the Medical Education Department for taking the issue of admission of medical students very lightly.

Stating that it is a serious issue, the court said the government has no concern for students.

A Division Bench of Justices K L Manjunath and Ravi Malimath was unhappy with the in-charge principal secretary to the Medical Eduction Department, N Sivasailam, who was asked to appear before the court on Tuesday but left even before the hearing started.

The Bench directed Sivasailam to be present before the court on Wednesday and file an affidavit with regard to what action the government will take against deemed universities which have not reserved 25 per cent medical seats for MBBS students who have secured good ranks in post-graduate CET.

The Bench was hearing a a petition filed by Raghavendra and 64 other students alleging that COMED-K, deemed universities and the Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges Association had made admissions to Doctor of Medicine course only under management quota and not government quota.

The bench came down heavily on the government for filing improper affidavit stating that they have disconnected the facilities but not taking action against them except issuing notices.

The affidavit also does not say anything about what the government intends to do to ensure that 25 per cent seats are given, the court said. The Bench also noted that the government is not serious enough and that it was only wasting the court’s time by seeking adjournments.

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