In a big blow to Self Financing Medical Colleges that used pressure tactics and money power to challenge the norms and rules, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Kerala High Court verdict cancelling MBBS admissions in two Medical Colleges. The SC order cancelled admissions to 180 MBBS seats in Kannur and Karuna medical Colleges.

 

The managements of the two self financing medical colleges approched the SC, challenging an earlier order by Kerala HC in October 2016. The SC found grievous anomalies in the admission documents submitted by the colleges. The colleges will not be allowed to conduct admission in this academic year too.

 

The State Admission Supervisory Committee headed by AJ James had cancelled the admissions to the MBBS course in  colleges in September last year after it found that the managements violated the panel's earlier orders that laid down certain norms. The admission procedures to these colleges were not transparent, the committee felt. In an affidavit submitted to the HC, the James Committee stated the colleges did not stick to the NEET list. The colleges also violated the norms set by the HC, it noted.

 

The Supreme Court also found that the admission documents faulty and summarily cancelled the admissions. Earlier, many students had approached High Court against these colleges alleging that the managements denied them admission by overlooking the NEET list.