KUHS gives approval to 4 private medical colleges, 400 MBBS seats added
The 4 private medical colleges, each having the intake of 100 MBBS seats include-- Karuna Medical College, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, SUT Academy of Medical Sciences and Mount Zion Medical College
Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief to MBBS candidates who were aspiring to get admission in the state; Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) has given permission to 4 self-financing institutes to admit students this academic year, thereby lifting their debarment on conducting the admission process.
According to a recent media report, the 4 self-financing medical colleges, each having the intake of 100 MBBS seats; had failed to complete the formalities for the admission procedures and submit their application on time before KUHS.
However, following the request put forward before the university, the concerned authorities decided to give permission to admit the MBBS students this year. Earlier, these medical institutes were barred by the Kerala Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE Kerala) noting the prevailing financial crisis.
These 4 private medical colleges, each having the intake of 100 MBBS seats include:
- Karuna Medical College, Palakkad
- Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Ernakulam
- SUT Academy of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram
- Mount Zion Medical College, Pathanamthitta
Now with the university's nod, there are a total of 400 MBBS seats up for grabs for the aspirants vying for admission to Kerala based medical colleges.
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Meanwhile, the students are afraid that they will lose the initial few days of the academic year with the allotment process still going on.
They complained that the allotment process has delayed this year and hence, they would not be getting sufficient joining time, reports TOI.
CEE Kerala will release the allotment list on July 31. With the Supreme Court direction to begin the academic year on August 1, MBBS candidates who are re-allotted on the basis of their preference will be unable to join the allotted medical colleges when they reopen.
However, the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) has found a solution to ensure that the studies of the MBBS students are unaffected.
Speaking to the Hindu, a senior official informed that the activities on the initial day will be confined to providing an introduction to the MBBS course only and the classes will then be suspended until August 12, providing the re-allotted students plenty of time to secure their MBBS admissions.
“Conducting classes for less than half of the students will be illogical, considering that the portions might have to be repeated for those who join at a later stage. Instead, classes will resume in full swing in the second week of August with a month-long foundation programme. The lost days will be compensated before the Onam vacation either by stretching the class hours or by conducting classes on some holidays,” the official further added.
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