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Government Medical Quota Seats should be returned: DME

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Karnataka Govt Medical Quota Seats to be returned

Karnataka Government demands deemed universities to return back the government medical quota seats for admission to MBBS, BDS and PG courses.

In the previous years, eight deemed universities across the state, failed to give 252 seats to Common Entrance Test (CET) pool.

According to the agreement between the government and deemed universities, a total of 25% of seats per college need to be given to the government, which are allotted to the candidates through CET.

Directorate of Medical Education (DME) says, not a single university has given the required number of seats to the government, during 2013-14.

The Kasturba Medical College, Manipal was supposed to give 63 seats to CET out of 250, but they gave only 28. Not even a single seat was given for BDS course, while ideally, 25 seats should have been given to the CET pool.

Furthermore, the college had 169 PG medical seats, but gave only 14 seats to the government, as opposed to the 42 that they were required to give.

The JEE Medical College, Mysore had 50 seats, but gave only 12 seats. This college did not give any undergraduate (UG) or PG seat to the government.

Similarly, BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur did not give any seats of PG and MBBS courses.

According to sources, one of the top medical colleges sold a PG Radiology medical seat for Rs 3 crore.

The DME has sent a written notice to all the universities concerned, to return the seats.

It is expected that the returned seats will be added to the CET pool in the upcoming CET session in 2014. Counselling for PG courses will be held in March and for MBBS courses in May, 2014.

CET 2014 is conducted for admissions to first year undergraduate courses like Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering / Technology, B.Sc Agriculture, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture, B.Pharma, D.Pharma for the academic year 2014-15.

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