The High Court on Thursday directed private medical colleges to comply with all seat-sharing agreements they have entered into with the State government while admitting students.
The court gave this direction as the State government failed to submit the copies of seat-sharing agreements it had entered into with the medical colleges run by deemed universities which have made admissions through the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) prior to 2010.
While subjecting the outcome of the interim application to the final outcome of the main petition, a vacation bench comprising Justice N K Patil and Justice Ravi Malimutt directed private medical colleges to allocate 25 percent of their seats to the government quota, which were increased in their colleges since 2010 as agreed by them with the government.
Mazurier’s Plea Adjourned
The high court on Thursday adjourned the further hearing of the interim application filed by French consular official Pascal Mazurier.
He requested the court to relax some of the bail conditions to allow him to go to France to attend to his sick grandmother after the government submitted that it needed time to verify if the petitioner’s grandmother is sick as claimed by him.
Justice A V Chandrashekar adjourned the case.
Pascal’s wife Suja Jones has accused him of sodomizing his daughter and charges have been framed against him for the same.
Notice Over ZP Reservation
The High Court on Thursday issued emergent notices to the state government while hearing a writ petition filed challenging the state government’s decision to reserve the Raichur Zilla Parishad president’s post for women for the second consecutive year.
In his petition, Hanumesh, Raichur Zilla Parishad member, has contended that the ZP president’s post was reserved for women in 2009. Instead of reserving the post for general category in accordance with the followed practices, the state government has reserved it for women for the second consecutive term. Justice N K Patil issued notices to the government.
Court Asks RGUHS to Allow Students to Write Exams
The High Court on Thursday directed the private colleges, that had failed to upload the details of some of the students within the time specified by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, to pay a penalty of `5,000 per student.
Justice N K Patil also asked the university to allow the students, whose hall tickets were withheld, to write the exams that are scheduled from May 13.
The university had denied hall tickets to over 100 students who are pursuing BPharma, BSc Pharmacy, MPharma, and BSc Nursing in different colleges across the state.
The students had filed a writ petition requesting the court to direct the university to allow them to appear for the exams. The private colleges submitted before the court that they could not upload the details of some of the students in time as the university’s server was down.