The Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) (Special Provisions) Act, 2007
(Karnataka Act No. 28 of 2007)
Object & Reasons6
|Statement of Objects and Reasons - Act 28 of 2007. - A Bill to provide for recognition of the consensual agreement entered into between the State Government and the Private Unaided Educational Institutions imparting Professional Educational Courses and for other matters, as provided in the judgement of the Supreme Court of India in P. A. Inamdar and others v. State of Maharashtra reported in 2005(6) SCC 537. Whereas the State Government, to protect the interest of the students of Karnataka domicile and students belonging to educationally and socially backward classes, have entered into such consensual agreement with the Private Unaided Professional Educational Institutions and felt that the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006 be kept in abeyance for the academic year 2007-08. Hence the Bill. (L.A. Bill No. 32 of 2007] [Entry 25 of List III of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India.]|
(a) "Common Entrance Test" means the entrance test conducted for determination of merit of the candidates followed by centralized counseling for the purpose of admission to professional educational courses through a single window procedure;
(b) "Common Entrance Test Cell" means the agency of the State Government which conducts the common entrance test;
(c) "Consensual arrangement or agreement" means any agreement that may be entered into between the State Government and association of unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions relating to admission and fixation of fee in professional courses;
(d) "Institution" means Professional Educational Institutions offering Professional Educational courses;
(e) "One Man Regulatory Committee" means the Committee constituted by the State Government under section 3;
(f) "Professional Educational Courses" means,-
(I) In Medical and Dental Institutions,
(i) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; and
(ii) Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
(II) In Engineering Institutions,
(i) Bachelor of Engineering;
(ii) Bachelor of Technology;
(iii) Bachelor of Architecture;
(III) Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy; and such other courses as may be notified by the State Government.
(g) "Unaided institution" means any privately managed professional educational institution, which is not receiving aid or grant-in-aid from the State Government.3. Constitution of One Man Regulatory Committee. - There shall be a One-Man Regulatory Committee appointed by the State Government, who shall be a former Vice-Chancellor of any University in the State. The said One-Man Regulatory Committee shall oversee the admission to professional courses and the implementation of the consensual arrangement or agreement. 4. Fixation of fee. - Notwithstanding the fee fixed in respect of Professional Educational Institutions which are in force on the date of commencement of this Act, the State Government may, in accordance with the consensual agreement, by notification, fix the fee payable for admission to the Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions. Different rates of fees may be fixed for different categories of students and different categories of institutions. 5. Regulation of admission and seat matrix. - (1) For effective implementation of the consensual arrangement or agreement, seats in a Private Unaided Professional Educational Institution shall be filled in the following manner, namely:-
(I) Out of the total intake of seats,-
(a) in non-minority institution offering Engineering courses not less than, fifty five percent of total seats;
(b) in minority institution offering Engineering courses not less than forty five percent of total seats;
(c) in non-minority institution offering Medical courses not less than forty percent of total seats;
(d) in minority institution offering Medical courses not less than twenty five percent of total seats;
(e) in non-minority institution offering Dental courses not less than thirty five percent of total seats;
(f) in minority institution offering Dental courses not less than twenty five percent of total seats;
(g) in minority and non-minority institutions offering Indian system of medicine and Homeopathy not less than twenty percent of total seats;shall be filled through the Common Entrance Test Cell in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government seats in Professional Educational Institutions Rules, 2006.
(II) The remaining seats shall be filled through the Common Entrance Test conducted by the association of Private Professional Educational Institutions or the association of religious and linguistic minority institutions, as the case may be followed by centralized counseling, in a fair and transparent manner on the basis of merit determined subject to such rules as may be prescribed except otherwise specified in the consensual agreement.(2) Subject to reservation policy of the State Government and the consensual agreement, the State Government may, by notification, publish the seat matrix to be filled by the Common Entrance Test Cell and the management, by different categories of students in respect of different categories of institutions. 6. Invalidation of admissions made in violation of this Act. - All admissions made in violation of the provisions of this Act or the consensual arrangement or agreement by any Private Unaided Professional Educational Institutions for the academic year 2007-08 whether made before or after commencement of this Act shall be invalid. In case of such violation the State Government may direct the concerned university to cancel such admissions or affiliation of such institution as the case may be. 7. Power to remove difficulties. - If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the State Government may, by order published in the official Gazette, make provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as appear it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty. 8. Power to make rules. - (1) The State Government may, by notification, in the official Gazette, make rules prospectively or retrospectively for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made before each House of the State Legislature while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule. 9. Repeal and Savings. - (1) The Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2007 (Karnataka Ordinance 1 of 2007) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal anything done or any action taken under the said ordinance shall be deemed to have been done or taken under this Act. The above translation of PÀ£ÁðlPÀ ªÀÈwÛ ²PÀët ¸ÀA¸ÉÜUÀ¼À (¥ÀæªÉÃ±À ¤AiÀÄAvÀæt ªÀÄvÀÄÛ ±ÀÄ®Ì ¤UÀ¢) («±ÉãμÀ G¥À§AzsÀUÀ¼ÀÄ) C¢s¤AiÀÄªÀÄ,, 2007 (2007 gÀ PÀ£ÁðlPÀ C¢s¤AiÀÄªÀÄ ¸ÀASÉå: 28) be published in the Official Gazette under clause (3) of Article 348 of the Constitution of India.