KEAM 2012: 150 MBBS seats out of CAP
BY Our Entrance Exam Expert
June 27, 2012: With 6 days into the option registration process, three Medical Colleges under the Private Self Financing category has been removed from the option registration process.
MES Medical Colleges, Perinthalmanna, Kannur Medical College, Kannur and Karuna Medical College, Palakkad which had not signed the new agreement entered into by the Government of Kerala with the Kerala Private Medical College Managements Association on 22nd June, 2012, have been removed from the list of colleges to which the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will be allotting 50% candidates under the Government quota. All these three colleges had been there in the allotment process based on the Government Order dated 15.6.2012.
Of the 11 Colleges included in the CEE allotment as per GO (Rt) No 1985/2012/H&FWD dated 15.6.2012, Dr Somerwell Memorial CSI Medical College was the first to come out, they having signed a separate agreement with the Government with the provision to collect Rs.3,75,000/- as fee from all candidates as in the Christian Medical Colleges. This hike in fee here, certainly was a set back to the Medical aspirants particularly since this institution was with the Government all through the years.
Only seven colleges out of the remaining 10 expected to be with the Association figure in the new Government order dated 22.6.2012 wherein, the provision for 15% Privilege seats was introduced. Only the minority colleges had community quota in the Government seats.
However, even after the GO was issued, all the 10 Colleges continued to be in the option registration process. However, on 26th June, 2012, they have been removed from the process. The students are totally dark on these issues, it seems as no information on the removal of the College has been cited in the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE).
The fate of the options that have already been registered by Medical aspirants to these 3 Colleges also is in a balance. Reliable sources say that there is nothing for such students to be much worried about, as of now, since their remaining options can be processed with the registered priority itself. But the problem will be grave if these colleges come back to the process later. Students will have to be given time then to register options to these college also.
The net result of all these is that the Government is losing 150 seats to be allotted by the CEE at a fee of 1,50,000/- and the provision for 60 students of BPL/Low Income families and SEBC categories, to study for Rs.25,000/-, the fee as in Government Medical Colleges.
The gain of 200 seats through the inclusion of the 4 Medical Colleges under the Kerala Christian Medical College Managements Federation has been lost substantially, by the state and the students, with the loss of 150 seats.
The procedure that these three Medical Colleges are going to adopt for filling up these 150 seats is something that is being watched by the medical aspirants.
There is no Community quota now in Colleges other than those with minority status. But the announcement on the collection of the Community Certificate is still there with the deadline fixed for this as 30th June, 2012.
With the days ticking by, the allotment process has taken a new turn with the withdrawal of these colleges. But this is nothing new to the state. The only difference this time is that it has come at a time when everything was going on well.