The Supreme Court Bench, consisting of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Abhay S Oka, pronounced the landmark verdict in the case related to admission of students in the Kannur and Karuna Self-financing Medical Colleges
The government has ordered not to increase the fee in professional colleges in the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis.
The fees were fixed without revising the existing temporary fee structure of students admitted to Amala, Jubilee, Pushpagiri, Kolenchery and Gokulam medical colleges between the academic years 2017-18 and 2020-21.
The colleges are set to challenge in the Kerala High Court clauses that apparently curb its autonomy, especially regarding the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff.
The first allotment list will now be published on November 20 based on options received till Thursday noon, a CEE press release said.
The admission to 19 self-financing medical colleges is being held this year. Of this, the fees, as demanded by the managements, for 10 colleges were published on Monday.
The court also ordered the panel to seek an undertaking from the students at the time of admission that they would remit the fee fixed by the court or other authorities.
Changes might take place in the fee later subject to impending Supreme Court verdict.
A likely legal hassle has been evaded over admissions for the current academic year in Kerala after talks between management representatives of self-financing medical colleges and state health minister K K Shylaja.
The self-finance medical college managements have refused to begin the admission process without a final decision on the year's fees.