State govt takes over 50% medical PG seats in SFMC
Thiruvananthapuram: Seeking to end the row
over admission to post graduate courses in self-financing
medical colleges in Kerala, the UDF government has taken over
50 per cent of seats as the state quota to be filled from the
state entrance rank list.
The government issued the order in this regard yesterday
in the wake of a raging controversy over the matter, which
assumed a serious dimension with reports of children of two
ministers obtaining management quota seats in SFMCs.
Through its order the government quashed admissions made
by 10 SMFCs on its own to seats outside the management quota.
The fee structure for the state quota seat would be fixed
later, it said.
With the issue snowballing, Education Minister P K Abdu
Rabb yesterday announced his son would give up the PG seat
obtained at a SFMC in Thrissur.
Facing a similar situation, Health Minister Adoor Prakash
had earlier this week decided to give up the seat allotted for
his daughter in an SFMC.
The opposition CPI(M) also faced embarrassment as the
daughter of its youth wing leader V V Rameshan was all set to
get a seat in the Co-operative Medical College at Pariyaram in
Kannur district in NRI quota.
Apparently under pressure, Rameshan yesterday said his
daughter would withdraw her application.
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