Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State government has directed the Registrar of Kannur University to withhold the affiliation of the first year MBBS / BDS courses offered by Kannur Medical College and Kannur Dental College till further notice.

The letter - 36906/83/09/H&FWD dated September 18 - sent to the Registrar by the Additional Secretary in the Health and Family Welfare Department points out that the management of these two colleges did not furnish the list of vacant MBBS and BDS seats under the government quota in spite of a request for the same from the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. “The government fears that this is an attempt to fill the government quota seats by the management,” the letter reads.

The letter has been posted in the web site of the CEE,