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In the light of Decision passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court last week, The 45000 seats allotted to the candidates till Friday in COMEDK UGET Medical Counselling will stay valid and candidates can further their COMEDK UGET Seat Allotment. In the decision taken by supreme court last week, SC directed that a State authority must conduct admission and also cleared strictly that a private body is not deemed fit for conducting such important event such as COMEDK UGET Counselling 2016. However, COMEDK UGET went on under the directions provided by KEA earlier and conducted COMEDK Counselling followed by COMEDK Seat Allotment for the NEET qualified candidates as per the NEET 2016 Merit List this year.
This year has been one with quite a lot of changes and advancements in the Medical Education Industry. With the introduction Of NEET as a centrallised Medical Entrance Exam for all the Medical Institutes across the country, a lot of petitions has been filed against it and a lot of hearings and decisions has been taken by the High Courts of different states and Supreme Court to establish NEET as the only Centrallised Medical Entrance Exam across the Nation.
Conducted on July 24, The decision to conduct the second phase of NEET 2016 has been appreciated by the students and their parents, while most of the private medical education bodies are hurt by the Decisions.
In the hearing listening to the plea filed by all the sides, Supreme court decided to give a go to the seats already allotted through the COMEDK UGET Medical Counselling conducted as per the KEA norms. But for the seats left vacant, if any Supreme Court has directed the COMEDK Medical Counselling Conducting Body KEA to organize a centrallised counselling process for the COMEDK UGET Seat Allotment for the transparent process.
Also, the chain of decisions by Supreme Court in the NEET row has been to flush out the corruption and mismanagement there are in the private counselling bodies.
On September 22, 2016, Supreme Court said that the private medical education body cannot conduct the COMEDK Counselling for admission to their MBBS & BDS Programmes. The Court said that the process has to be carried out by the State Centrallized Counselling Body.
This meant the invalidation of all the seats allotted and Fresh COMEDK UGET Medical Counselling followed by fresh COMEDK Seat Allotment with fate of almost 44000 students at stake. Unsure if the COMEDK Medical Counselling would hold good, SC decided to go by the Karnataka Professional Institutions Act.
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The decision taken by the Supreme Court on September 22 to schedule a fresh Medical Counselling for Medical Colleges across the state of Karnataka, COMEDK & KEA took a joint decision to go by the Medical Counselling already been done by COMEDK UGET.
Putting end to all the unrest COMEDK Exam 2016 Aspirants were going through, a senior official at KEA said, “An unanimous decision was taken in the assembly that COMEDK won't be restricted from conducting seat allotments as it's a legal body under the Karnataka Professional Institutions Act. Therefore, there'll be no change in seat allotments and colleges will resume after September 30.”
With the recent row of hearing & pleas about Medical Admission 2016 at High Courts of various States and Hon’ble Supreme Court, the candidates have been through a lot of pressure apart from the Medical 2016 Preparation about the validity of the Medical Entrance Exam and the Counselling Process that followed.
Well, as a relief to the Candidates, COMEDK & KEA decided to go with the COMEDK Counselling and COMEDK Seat Allotment that was conducted till September 30.
An COMEDK aspirant in an interview shared, “I would have probably taken a drop to prepare for the upcoming Medical Exam Session, but as the Counselling and Seat Allotment is validated now, I can finally make peace with all that I have been through apart from my Preparation Struggle”
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This year has been one of Hope, Determination and a lot of changes for the NEET candidates. Apart from the required Ace Level Preparation, they also had to keep an eye about the Medical Entrance Exam they planned to appear or the Medical Counselling they had to undergo.
With the judgement on being released after the dates of AIPMT had already been. This year, for the first time in the history of Medical Education, NEET has been conducted in two phases. After the Exams of NEET I and NEET II were successfully conducted, NEET Merit List was prepared for all the Qualified Candidates.
Following the directives of Supreme Court, the Medical Institutes conducted their own Medical Counselling on the Basis of NEET Rank Card. With a lot of confusion and petitions filed about the improper Medical Counselling and high Counselling Fee, SC decided to invalidate the ongoing counselling and directed the state medical body to conduct the COMEDK UGET Counselling.
COMEDK is conducted for admission of Candidates into Engineering, Medical & Health Science Courses in various programmes offered by Institutes across the State of Karnataka.
COMEDK has 1,400 medical and dental seats in 12 medical and 23 dental colleges across the state.
In Karnataka, COMEDK conducts counselling for seats in private medical and dental colleges and KEA for government college seats, as well as those surrendered by private colleges for the government quota. The recent announcement made by the COMEDK & KEA, sure has brought relief to candidates ready to step in the next phase of their Career.
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