Thiruvananthapuram: The government is yet to arrive at a consensus with self-financing medical colleges under both Kerala Private Medical College Management Association (KPMCMA) and Kerala Christian Professional College Managements' Federation (KCPCMF) on next year's admissions even as the National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test (NEET) rank list has been published. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) has initiated steps for publishing the state rank list based on the NEET.
KPMCMA during various rounds of talks with the government had demanded a fee of Rs 15 lakh for 85 percent seats and Rs 20 lakh for the rest, which would be the NRI quota. KCPCMF during negotiations held earlier in the month wanted a fee of Rs 7 lakh for 85 percent seats and Rs 15 lakh for the NRI quota, and offered scholarships worth Rs 85 lakh to financially weaker students. The government would have to arrive at a consensus with both before the commencement of the allotments. The counselling process has to commence soon after the announcement of state rank list from NEET as the deadline for completing admissions fixed by the Supreme Court is August 30.