Karnataka: Around 150 medical students had registered online for the last round of medical counseling conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), for a Tumakuru-based medical college between 10 pm on September 28, and the online option entry was open till September 29, 10 am.
They were even allotted seats after they downloaded the admission order. However, only later they came to know that the said college was under litigation. The Tumakuru (an industrial city in Karnataka) based college was not recognized by MCI.
After which the CET students tried to look for other options, but it was not possible because as per the KEA rules state they cannot change their choice of college.
Now, these 150 students are under the threat of losing medical seats for no fault of theirs. They are even reported to be running pillar to post for justice but there has been no relief for them till now.
A student has implied in his statement that a student’s case has been filed in Supreme Court. However, we were granted a judgment by the apex court on 21st January that we need to approach the High Court on the matter of reallocation. After which we went to High Court and filed a case on January 29, 2016. It has been five months since we are waiting to hear from the High Court.
As reported by Bangalore Mirror, “We chose this college because it was nearer to Bengaluru. We were misled into believing that the college was recognised since it was included for counselling by KEA in the last round,” said a student to Bangalore Mirror. He said that subsequently 150 students (CET – 60, COMEDK – 60 and management – 30) attended the college for two weeks, after which the MCI filed a case in the Supreme Court against the college saying it had deficiencies and the students’ admissions were kept under abeyance and classes suspended.
KEA sources have further implied in the statement this particular college had no permission from MCI in 2015. Following which they had approached Karnataka High Court, and got provisional permission on September 28, 2015 (11.30 am) for admission.
“The court had clearly ordered that it was the responsibility of the state government, KEA and the college to clearly tell the students that these seats were risky seats and were subjected to further court orders. But all three failed to convey this to the students in the counselling round. As the government and the KEA had announced the seat matrix, all the students assumed that these seats were safe,” added the sources.