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Justice James Panel Issues Directives to SFMCs

Published: 02nd August 2014 07:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2014 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of widespread complaints regarding the admission process in self-financing medical colleges (SFMCs), the Admission Supervisory Committee (ASC) for Professional Colleges, headed by Justice J M James, has issued directives on admission to 19 such colleges in the state. The Committee directed all the colleges to publish details of the prospectus and the agreement with the government, if any, in the website of the respective college. The prospectus should contain the total number of seats of the respective college for 2014-15 academic year.

The information regarding the receipt of Letter of Permission from Medical Council Of India (MCI) and the affiliation should be notified in the college website.

Those colleges which have not received the permission from MCI or having anyprocedural irregularity should also notify the same, the Committee directed. Facilities should be made in the website of the respective college/ association to download the application forms for admission to MBBS course-2014.

Application Request

Any request for application form for admission to MBBS course from any candidate should be accepted and forms issued. Refusal to issue forms for admissions to the candidates, if proved, will be dealt with as a violation of the relevant provision of the Act XIX of 2006. The last date for receipt of the application form for admission to MBBS course 2014 should be highlighted in the website.The colleges shall give facility to download the application forms from its website itself so as to avoid hardship and the rush of applicants to the colleges for application forms.

The total number of applications issued and the total number of applications received requesting for admission should be published in the website of the respective college or association for the information of all concerned, the Committee said. The provisional list of allotted candidates for admission to MBBS course should be published in the website for information of the applicants/ candidates.The list of admitted candidates should be published and the remaining vacancies shall also be notified in the website.

 The provisional list of candidates for admission should contain the details of the score allotted to each candidate based on the normalisation process adopted by the college as published in the prospectus. The complaints, if any, on the process of the normalisation should be solved by the college authorities after hearing the complainants, the admission supervisory panel said. The complete information on each stage of the admission process should instantly be made available in the college website without giving any room for anyone to complain.

All Info on Website

All the information published should be retained in the website until the entireprocess of admission is complete. This is to avoid any complaint from the candidates/ public and also to maintain  fairness and transparency in the process of admissions. NRI admissions shall strictly be as per the GO No. 193/2013 issued by the Health Department dated May 22, 2013.

The relationships with the NRIs should be clearly established through documents issued by the competent authorities.

The publications made in the dailies shall be forwarded to the ASC for scrutiny. The various fee structures stipulated in the agreement and included in the prospectus should be detailed and highlighted in the website of the college.

Any change in the schedule of admission shall be effected only with the prior approval of the Committee.

Those colleges whose prospectus/ agreements are approved by the Committee, would follow the conditions therein foradmissions.

The colleges whose prospectus are not approved owing to technical and administrative reasons shall contact the ASC for further directions.

Violation of Act

If any violation of the provisions of Act XIX of 2006 is committed by any college, the Committee shall take strict action against those colleges.

On completion of admissions, the colleges should submit a list of admittedcandidates before the Committee. After scrutiny, the same shall be forwarded to Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) for registration, a press note from the Admission Supervisory Committee said.

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