Kerala govt to proceed with govt quota allotment

The UDF govt had reserved seats under state quota in post graduate courses in self financing medical colleges.

Kochi: Lifting its stay, the Kerala High
Court on Thursday permitted the UDF government to proceed with
allotment of 50 per cent of seats it had reserved under state
quota in post graduate courses in self financing medical
colleges.

The order in this regard was issued by Justice Antony
Dominic on two petitions by four self financing medical
colleges and Pariyaram cooperative medical college on the
issue of state quota.

However, the court made it clear that the allotments
would be subject to final order on the writ petitions.

The court rejected the plea of Pariyaram Medical
College to protect admissions already made. Of the 21 PG seats
in Pariyaram, 16 had been alloted and only five seats are
vacant.

When the matter came up before the court today,
Advocate General KP Dandapani said the Supreme Court had
allowed the state`s application seeking time for allotment
till tomorrow.

The court did not accept the contentions of Kerala
Christian Professional Management Colleges Management
Federation to which the four medical colleges -- Pushpagiri,
Amala, Kolencherry medical mission and Jubilee belong -- that
what is extended is all India quota and not state quota.

Kerala government had directed that 50 per cent of
post-graduate medical seats in the self-financing medical
colleges will be reserved for allotment by it.

Student outfits in the state have been protesting the
refusal of managements of self-financing colleges to follow
the state quota rules. 15 persons, including a CPI-M MLA and
10 policemen, were injured yesterday as the agitation turned
violent.

The issue rocked the state assembly today with ruling
UDF and opposition LDF members nearly coming to blows over the
police lathicharge on pro-Left outfits, forcing the House to
adjourn for the day.

PTI

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