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Government acting as broker: SFI

Staff Reporter

Entrance exam system should be reformed

KANNUR: Students Federation of India (SFI) all-India president K.K. Ragesh has said that the State Government's failure to ensure 50 per cent merit seats in self-financing professional colleges in the State amounted to capitulation before private managements.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Mr. Ragesh said that with its approval of the entrance examination conducted by private managements, the State Government had facilitated the private managements to collect capitation fee from students. The Government's consent to the institutions under the cooperative sector to admit students under the management quota would also introduce capitation fee in such colleges, he said adding that the Government was serving as a broker for the private management.

The Government had no difficulty in implementing 50 per cent merit seats in Government-controlled professional institutions such as the Pariyaram Medical College under the cooperative sector, he said. Such colleges had no right to conduct entrance test as per the Supreme Court judgement in the T.M.A. Pai case. The Pariyaram Medical College, for example, had got Government aid by way of land and share, he said. Now the UDF Government was allowing co-operative institutions to accept capitation fee, he said.

The entrance test conducted by the consortium of private managements in the State was against the recommendation of the K.T. Thomas Commission report, Mr. Ragesh said.

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