The interim order of the Supreme Court of India will get as many as 300 students admission to the MBBS seats in two private medical colleges in the state of Kerala.
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ensure that the state entrance commissioner paves way for the students in the state merit quota for these medical students. The likes of the students to be included in the merit list will be provided admission in Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, and Malabar Medical College, at Ulleri, Kozhikode.
As per the court orders the students who make their way in the merit list for the state will be charged for the fees as per the norms of the prescribed fee structure of the government medical colleges in their respective states.
Earlier, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has prohibited colleges from providing admission in the medical courses of the colleges who lacked infrastructure and facilities. On approaching the Supreme Court, the colleges were allowed to admit student in the medical courses. This admission will be granted on the providing of an undertaking that the colleges will be liable to pay a fine of Rs 10 cr on failing to come to terms with the required infrastructure and facilities.
17 colleges out of the some 20 odd private medical colleges in the state have signed agreements with the government offering 50 per cent of their seats to the merit quota. This would mean around 850 seats will be available in the merit quota in the state, and with the 300 more seats added by the Supreme Court decision, there will be as many as 1150 seats in the merit quota, Justice James said .
Although the exact number of seats for the merit quota will only be declared once the final order was pronounced.