Staff Correspondent

According to the new CET guidelines, the COMED-K can conduct examinations and select candidates, which is against the directions of the Supreme Court, says ABVP

DAVANGERE: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishath (ABVP) has urged the Government to prepare a "master merit list" after conducting a single examination for admissions to professional courses and this list should be considered final for admissions to all professional courses.

Prabhudev Kappagal, State secretary of the ABVP, told presspersons here on Thursday that the Supreme Court had clearly stated not to burden students by subjecting them to different examinations by different institutions. It had asked the State Government to conduct a single examination and prepare a "master merit list".

He said that according to the new CET guidelines, the COMED-K could conduct the examinations and select candidates, which was totally against the directions of the Supreme Court.

`Illegal admissions'

He said that the Fact Finding Committee of the Medical Education Council and Justice Venkataraman Committee, which probed the admission given to 804 students last year by the COMED-K, had in its report termed it "illegal admissions".

If the COMED-K and private managements were allowed to conduct entrance examinations on their own, there would be such illegal admissions to the professional courses this year too, he said.

The ABVP urged the Government to evolve a scheme to free professional courses from the grip of private managements, Mr. Prabhudev said.

The ABVP had organised round table conferences at different places including Hubli and Gulbarga. It proposed to hold the conference in places including Davangere to create awareness among students and their parents about the new CET policies and its adverse impact on students.