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Admission to 50 per cent seats on merit

By Our Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM May 16. The Kerala University Syndicate today decided to give a letter to the Government and the Commissioner of Entrance Examination to provide admission to 50 per cent of the seats on merit basis in the unaided professional colleges under the university.

The unaided professional colleges have given a written assurance to the university that 50 per cent of the seats would be filled on merit basis. It has also been decided to withdraw the affiliation of unaided professional colleges that do not keep the assurance given to the university.

According to the university, the colleges that had given the assurance in this regard are Karakonam SMCSI College Medical College, Noranad, Sri Buddha Engineering College, Kollam Klapana Amritha Institute of Technology and Science, Venjaramood Muslim Associations College of Engineering, Kuttichal Lourd Matha College of Science and Technology, Nalanchira Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Sasthamcottah Baselios Mathew II College of Engineering, Kadakkal SHM College of Engineering, Oyur Travancore College of Engineering, Kollam Vadekkevila Younus College of Engineering and Technology, Nedumangad Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology.

Adoor KVVS Institute of Technology, Chadayamangalam Mar Thoma Institute of Information Technology, Chavara Member Sri Narayanapillai Institute of Management and Technology, Kattakada Pankaja Kasturi Ayurveda Medical College, Koleycode Santhigiri Sidha Medical College, Vattapara PMS Dental Science and Research, Anchal St. Joseph's Nursing College, Kottiyam Nursing College of Holy Cross Hospital, Sherthala KVM Nursing College, Karakonam SMCSI Nursing College are the others who have given assurance.

The Syndicate also has decided to urge the Government not to sanction self-financing courses in the aided colleges under the university. The university cannot grant affiliation to such courses as the policy of the university is not to permit self- financing courses in the aided colleges.

The Syndicate decided to impose a fine of Rs. 50,000 on the Thumba St. Xavier College for conducting the B.Sc Industrial Chemistry (Restructured) course without the permission of the university. Those who have secured admission for the year 2002-03 will not have recognition of the university. The meeting also decided not to allow admission to the course in the college next year.

A Commission will be sent to examine the applications submitted by the affiliated college for starting new courses.

The Syndicate decided to award Ph.D to E. Banerjee, K.T. Cherian Panicker, V.S. Girish, V.S. Saji, S. Tajudeen, T.M. Bavana, V.S. Minikumari and S. Sushmadevi.

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