Kerala Med Admission: SC refuses to intervene
New Delhi: In a significant development, the Supreme Court today refused to intervene in any admissions already made by the medical colleges in Kerala. The ongoing MBBS/BDS admissions by private self-financing medical colleges has been done following the agreement entered into self-financing medical colleges and State Govt. Hence, the Court stated that it would not disturb admissions already made by the Kerala Medical Colleges under NEET.
The petition was filed by the Centre against the Kerala High Court order allowing private self-financing medical colleges to conduct MBBS/BDS admission to Management Quota seats on its own. When the matter came before the Division Bench of SC, the State Government submitted that the private self-financing medical colleges conducted admission to Management Quota seats following an agreement with the State Government on seat sharing. However, the Kerala Govt wanted the SC to cancel admissions made by Amrita School of Medicine, Ernakulam.
The Apex Court clarified that it had no plans to intervene in the admissions conducted by Amrita School of Medicine as the institution had completed the admission process for the 2016-17 academic year. Similarly, most of the private self-financing medical colleges in the State had almost completed the admission process under the supervision of Admission Supervisory Committee, the court stated.
With this decision, confusion over MBBS/BDS admission to private and deemed universities in the state is cleared.
In another case, the SC ordered for the combined counselling for all unfilled medical seats in Maharashtra and extended time to complete the admission till 7 October 2016. The SC will hear the PILs in connection with NRI seats tomorrow.