HC asks medical colleges to form consortium for admission under management quota

In its recent order,the Gujarat High Court (HC) has directed all professional medical colleges and institutions to constitute a ‘consortium’ for admitting students under the management quota.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:August 20, 2010 4:20 am

In its recent order,the Gujarat High Court (HC) has directed all professional medical colleges and institutions to constitute a ‘consortium’ for admitting students under the management quota.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice S J Mukhopadhaya and Justice K M Thaker passed an order in this regard while acting on a petition filed by Anand-based Charutar Arogya Mandal.

The petitioner had sought the court’s direction to the State Government with reference to the procedure to be followed to fill up the management quota seats in the institution.

During the hearing of the petition,Government pleader Prakash Jani argued that the management quota seats could be filled up only out of a list prepared by a ‘consortium’ — constituted by the institution as per the provisions in the Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Colleges or Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fees) Act,2007.

Jani stated that neither the institution (applicant) nor any other such institution in the state have constituted the ‘consortium’.

Following this,the HC directed the medical institutions to constitute the ‘consortium’ by September 30.

“The management of different medical educational colleges and institutions will constitute ‘consortium’ for the selection,for the subsequent academic session 2011-12 onwards. The ‘consortium’ must be constituted by September 30,failing which the state government will call the institution and will ensure constitution of a consortium by October 30. The consortium will give recommendations,based on that the institutions will fill up management quota seats from 2011 onwards,” the Division Bench stated in its order.

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