Private and Deemed Universities cancel their Medical & Dental Entrance Exams. A number of private medical entrance tests for admission to medical and dental programs have been cancelled or postponed by the Universities following the Supreme Court’s order
The judges also declared that the medical aspirants should have ample time to shift from one college to another. Therefore, every year MBBS admission should commence on September 20 and the last date of admission should be September 27. “So that one week’s time is available for a candidate to shift admission,” excerpted the bench.
“Fees chargeable from students admitted pursuant to our September 18 order shall be at the same rate as applicable to students in government medical colleges in respective states and such fees shall be at the same levels as that of the government medical colleges till the students so admitted pass out from the private medical colleges or institutions,” read the SC verdict.
Emphasizing that their priority was to think about the welfare of the students, a three-judge bench led by Justice H L Dattu stated that the private medical colleges in the state should instead allow admission on the basis of students’ performance in the Common Entrance Exam (CEE).
Dr Gafoor further added that while students admitted under government quota to Pvt. Colleges under KPMCMA paid 1 lakh INR per annum; colleges under Christian managements charged a fee of 4 lakh INR for the same period. He said that the point of reserving 50 per cent seats under the government quota was to give opportunities to meritorious students from financially weaker backgrounds, and that different fee structures in different colleges for the same academic course should not be allowed.