Bengaluru: HC Stays Govt Directive to Nitte, Yenepoya Varsities on Medical Seat Allotment

Bengaluru: A state high court bench comprising Justices N Kumar and G Narendar has issued a stay on a government directive to Nitte University and Yenepoya University from the undivided DK district regarding allotment of medical seats.

The government had directed the two universities to allot 25% of their medical seats to its quota.

However, the court has ruled that, in the current scholastic year, the Yenepoya University should release 13 seats to government quota and Nitte University 12.

When the two universities had been granted a deemed status, a condition had been imposed to reserve 25% seats as government quota. After attaining the status, both universities had appealed for an exemption from this requirement.

The then-chief secretary had approved an exemption accordingly. However, the exemption was withdrawn on July 2 by the present government.

Since both the universities had increased the number of seats during the current year, the government had insisted on adherence to the requirement, which the varsities questioned in the court.

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