Private medical college managements move SC against centralised counselling
New Delhi: The Kerala Private Medical College Management Association (KPMCMA) approached the Supreme Court against centralised counselling process instructed for medical UG, PG admissions. The association said in the plea that centralised counselling process is against the fundamental rights of the managements. The plea also questioned the spot admission process carried out in Kerala.
KPMCMA claimed that centralised counselling is against the earlier verdicts pronounced by the apex court in TMA Pai, Islamic Academy and Inamdar cases.
Through the centralised counselling process, the self-governing rights of the managements are violated and the institutes are being restricted by government. The petition also pointed out that there exists a tradition that government quota seats are not allowed in colleges if not approved by the managements.
In 2017, the Medical Council of India issued a notification directing centralised counselling for admissions to MBBS, Post Graduate courses. Dar-Us-Salam Educational Trust (DET) had challenged the order and in 2017, SC had sent a notice in this regard.
Now, KPMCMA which includes managements of 18 colleges in Kerala, has filed the petition to be added as party in the DET plea. Advocate Sulfikar Ali filed the plea for KPMCMA.