BANGALORE: The High Court on Wednesday reserved its orders on a petition pertaining to re-counselling of postgraduate dental courses of Comed-K (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges - Karnataka), which challenged an interim order on the re-counselling.
During hearing, counsel for Comed-K stated that seats are still available for these students and that they will be given priority in a second round of counselling, which will be held on May 31.
However, the students rejected the offer and sought re-counselling.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna reserved its judgement on the case.
12 students had filed a petition before the HC alleging the Comed-K of barring them from counselling on grounds that they had not produced demand drafts from nationalised banks and a few failed to produce the original counterfoil.
Status Quo on PG Medical admissions
The HC on Wednesday directed the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges and Karnataka Religious & Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges Association to maintain status quo on the admission process of post-graduate medical courses until the matter is settled in court.
Hearing a petition, Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri said that as per Supreme Court’s direction, counselling should be completed on May 31 and if any merit seats remain, they should be transferred to the management quota.
Teachers’ appointment stayed
The HC on Wednesday stayed a government notification on the appointment of 3,407 teachers over a petition alleging irregularities in appointing physically challenged candidates.
The court directed the government to issue the notification again providing reservation to physically challenged candidates receiving special education in BEd.
Ravi case posted for orders
Lokayukta Court on Wednesday posted for orders a case against BJP MLA C T Ravi in which the complainant had challenged the ‘B’ report filed by Lokayukta Police giving him a clean chit to June 8.