Education Minister directs KNMC to allocate seat numbers for new admission

Published On: November 6, 2017 05:01 PM NPT By: Deepak Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 6:  Education Ministry has directed controversial Kathmandu National Medical College to allocate the seat numbers for new admissions from current academic calendar.

Breaching its own jurisdiction, the ministry has directed the controversial medical college to allocate the number of seats.

Though the Medical Council posses the right to allocate the seat for each academic calendar, Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha wrote a letter to the college and directed to allot the seats.

The Senate and Executive Council of Tribhuvan University granted affiliation to the college on July 27. Later on, the university withdrew its decision to grant the affiliation citing that the college does not meet the basic requirements to operate a medical college. However, the Supreme Court, last week, issued a stay order against the decision of TU to scrap the affiliation granted to KNMC. Following the order, Minister Shrestha issued directive in writing lured with financial gain. 

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