Following the High court decision, the RGUHS started fresh counseling on May 28
The Karnataka high court, on Monday, allowed the
private medical colleges in the state to admit candidates to post-graduate courses
as per the seat-matrix prepared by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental
Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) and not as insisted by the Department of Medical
RGUHS crisis resolved :
A division bench, headed by Justice Manjula Chellur, passed the interim order. The
Karnataka Private Medical and Dental Colleges' Association had moved the high court
against the state government, complaining that it had once again meddled with the
seat-matrix. The petitioners had contended that the state government did not abide
by the assurance given to the court on Friday. The government had submitted that
it would not interfere with the management quota seat-matrix.
When the division bench asked why the government interfered with the seat-matrix,
Advocate General Ashok Haranahalli submitted that the government had to interfere
because of complaints from the students about alleged malpractices in the allotment
of seats. But he accepted that the government could not interfere with the seat-matrix
as there was no power to do so. The bench, however, observed that the admission
of the students to PG medical courses through the COMED-K will be subject to the
final result of the case.
The tussle between the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health
Sciences (RGUHS) and post-graduate medical seat aspirants was finally
resolved on Monday, with the intervention of state medical education minister SA
Chaos at COMED-K venue :
Following the high court decision, the RGUHS started fresh counseling on May 28.
As it led to confusion over seat matrix, the candidates and their parents had been
staging protests at the counseling venue.
Ramdas visited the protest spot on Monday morning and interacted with the protesters.
"There was confusion among candidates about the excess seats given to in-service
candidates. But I clarified to them that only one extra seat was given to in-service
candidates as per the court direction. After this, they were satisfied and the counseling
started. It will be over by Tuesday evening," he said.
I dream to become a naval aviator and I am working towards that he said I feel very
proud. I always wanted to be an officer in the armed forces, but I could not. My
son has made my dream come true, said J.K. Prabhune, a retired sergeant from Air Force.
Nikhils family, which also has his mother Anuja Prabhune and his younger brother
Rohan, hails from a small village near Jejuri in Pune.
Meanwhile, the venue of COMED-K PG counseling
- which was scheduled to start on Monday as per a court direction-witnessed some
chaotic moments. Students were not satisfied with the seat matrix prescribed by
the Department of Medical Education. "The state minister visited that spot too and
brought the situation under control. Counseling for dental courses was then launched
as per the matrix," said an office - bearer of COMED-K. But, later in the day, the
high court passed the judgment that said the private medical colleges need not follow
the matrix prescribed by the medical education department and can follow the COMED-K
matrix. The counseling would continue on Tuesday and be completed by the evening.
Courtesy: DNA India