Government plans to issue ‘deemed status’ to medical colleges

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

  • Once deemed status is accorded, the concerned one has a final say in fee structure and the state government will have no supervision. They will issue notifications and fill up the seats.
  • The examination question paper will be prepared by them and the government has no control over it
  • There will not be any management and convenor quota seats in deemed colleges
  • There will not be any reservation in deemed universities resulting the SC/ST/BC and minorities.

The Andhra Pradesh State Government is planning to confer deemed status to medical and nursing colleges in the State.

If it materializes, the medical education will be a distant dream to the poor students who wish to pursue medical education in the State according to experts in education field. If deemed status is given once to colleges, they will fix the fee structure according to their own will and can issue notification for filling up of seats. The convenor seats in the colleges so far will go off and they will not be governed by the government rules and reservations resulting the poor cannot pursue medical education.

For the first time in the State, GITAM medical college college was conferred with deemed status and all private medical colleges are eying on the deemed status. Minister for Municipal Administration Narayana has already applied for his Narayana Medical College for the status. Sources said that another two more colleges are on the direction.

The State Government has written to Indian Nursing Council to accord deemed status to GITAM nursing college raised all round criticism.

Though deemed status will be given by the Medical Council of India but the ‘no objection’ by the State Government plays a crucial role.

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