SC permits Kerala Pvt medical colleges aspirants

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New Delhi, Aug 13 (UNI) The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for admissions of about 250 candidates to private medical collegs in Kerala.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justices P Sathasivam and J M Panchal stayed the operation of the Kerala High Cort judgement dated August 5 vide which the admissions to six private medical colleges were quashed.

Senior counsel Harish Salve appearing for Kerala Private Medical Colleges Management Association contended before the apex court that the careers of over 250 students are at stake and if the impugned order of the High Court is not stayed till final disposal of the petition, the future of these students would be in jeopardy.

Under an agreement between Kerala government and the private medical colleges, 50 per cent seats of the colleges were to be filled up by the government while remaining 50 per cent were alloted to the managements.

The High Court, however held that since there were many irregularities in the procedure adopted for admissions by these colleges, the admissions can not be allowed.

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