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KEA: MBBS, BDS Seats Can Be Exchanged Mutually

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MBBS, BDS Seats Can Be Exchanged
Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas announced that, students who have opted seats in MBBS, BDS and Ayush for first year courses through the Karnataka Examinations authority this year will be provided an opportunity to exchange their seats mutually.

In a press conference S A Ramdas said "Only those candidates who have selected a particular course from this academic year 2012-13 through the KEA can avail themselves of the scheme".

Exchange of seats through mutual consent between two candidates. Those interested candidates can apply fro the scheme with the Directorate of Medical Education before September 24. The candidates have to attach no objection certificates from the principal of the college to which they have been admitted and also from the college they propose to join.

A three member official committee will scrutinise the application for clearance. All the admission through mutual exchange will have to be completed by Sept 28, 2012.

Details of the scheme will posted in the official website of Karnataka Examinations Authority.

Ramdas said, "KEA will conduct a special three day online admission round from Sept 16 to fill vacancies in undergraduate Medical, Dental and Ayush courses seats".

"The Special admission round will be conducted to fill 17 MBBS seats and 205 BDS seats and 175 seats in Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy and Homeopathy seats" he said.

The Medical Education Department slapped show cause notices on five college for allegedly collecting excess fees from the students. These include KIMS Bangalore, JNMC Belgaum, Ambedkar Medical College, JJMC Davangere and V S Dental College Bangalore.

"In the last month, considering five other colleges including the KLE Dental College Belgaum, The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences Bangalore, The Basaveshwara Medical College Chitradurga and Tadikela Medical College Shimoga were issued similar notices" he said.

The colleges returned the excess of fee taken from the students. The colleges had been charging excess fees ranging from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 35,000/- .

The education minister warned that RGUHS will not approve admissions in colleges if they do not comply with the government directions and return the excess fees by Sept 30, 2012. The government had the power to with draw the essentiality of certificate given to medical and dental colleges and alos recommended derecognition by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India.

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