Ordinance regularising admissions at Kannur Medical College declined by Governor
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An ordinance for regularizing 150 MBBS seats at Kannur Medical College, Anjarakandy has been revoked by Governor P. Sathasivam.
The governor has declined to accept the ordinance seeking further clarifications on it by the state government. The Supreme Court and the Admission Supervisory Committee chaired by Justice J. M. James had earlier, dismissed the admissions on the basis of irregularities.
Meanwhile, Kannur and Karuna Medical College had not signed a pact with the Government last year in admission matters and conducted them on their own. The James Committee had, on the other hand, declared 30 Karuna Medical College students ineligible for admissions.Medical Dialogues team earlier reported that the University of Health Sciences had announced that it would not be responsible for admissions taken by students in Kannur and Karuna Medical Colleges, one of the nine debarred against admissions for the academic year 2016-17.
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In Further to this, an MCI advisory was also published, cautioning students from getting allured into admission offers being madefor MBBS courses in these colleges without attending of Counselling sessions.
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The state government in order to save the future of many Kannur Medical College students, whose admissions had been cancelled and who have been prevented from getting admissions in other colleges, has decided to bring in an ordinance. As the Apex Court and the Admission Supervisory Committee had earlier, declared the students ineligible for admissions, there is apprehension about the ordinance’s legal sanctity, state sources.
It is said that if challenged in the High Court or the apex court, it would become difficult to defend the ordinance.
CPI, the second largest supporter of LDF also reportedly raised objections to such an ordinance. The CPM and the Chief Minister are alleged to have special interests in protecting the Kannur management’s interests,which is also directly linked to the fate of the students. This is despite the fact that the management did not sign an agreement with the government, last year, reports Deccan Chronicle.
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