Puducherry: BJP charged Puducherry government with having ‘failed’ to take steps to ensure that students of Union Territory intending to do medical course faced no hiccups in getting seats after clearing NEET test.
President of party’s local unit V Saminathan said the government had not yet released the ranking list of 200 students who had cleared NEET for admission to private medical colleges in the Union Territory.
He also said that larger states had issued orders procuring 85 per cent quota of seats in private medical colleges under government quota.
The governments had also issued orders fixing payment of fees to the private colleges in those States ranging between Rs 4.40 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, he said in a release.
But in the small UnionTerritorya very meagre number of seats are earmarked by managements to government sponsored students in private colleges and also in deemed to be universities colleges.
These colleges also levy tuition fees to the extent of Rs 12 lakhs from students, he alleged.
After earmarking seats under government quota the private colleges were also collecting around Rs 70 seats to fill the remaining seats in their institutions.
Saminathan sought to know why Chief Minister Narayanasamy and Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao were keeping mum without taking steps to protect students’ interests and said government should lose no time as counselling for admission of students clearing NEET was to start shortly.
CPI(M) local unit Secretary R Rajangam wanted government to emulate the example of Kerala in protecting students and procuring them seats in the private medical colleges.
He said in a release that the Kerala government ensured that students clearing NEET got admission without practical difficulty and the fees fixed by the government was also being adhered to by the managements.