After an order by the Karnataka High Court, six deemed universities can now stick to their undertaking given to the State Government on the issue of surrendering 25 per cent of the increased number of seats in postgraduate medical programs under the “government quota”.
The order was issued by a Vacation Division Bench comprising Justice Ravi Malimath and N K Patil. The bench modified an earlier HC order issued on April 16 in which it instructed the universities in question not to admit students for the 25 per cent of the total capacity of PG courses.
The order pertaining to PG medical seats will be applicable to the deemed universities of Nitte, KLE, BLDE, Manipal, JSS, and Devaraj Urs.
The counsel for all the aforementioned universities have submitted that they are going to proceed ahead with their undertaking on giving away 25 per cent of the total intake in respect of new subjects and faculties introduced for the coming academic session.
This decision to surrender the seats would be subject to the final outcome of the petitions filed by postgraduate medical aspirants who claim that neither these universities, nor the government were honoring the undertaking on the surrender of seats for the “government quota”.
Apart from these six deemed universities, the private medical colleges with affiliation to the the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges in Karnataka (COMEDK), must also abide by their undertaking of surrendering 1/3 of their respective seats.
During the course of the trial, the court was informed by the COMEDK that it had been making it a point to adhere to the consensual agreement inked with the state government on the issue.