Thiruvanathapuram, Apr 4 (PTI) The Kerala Assembly today adopted the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Bill 2018 to regularise admissions made in certain medical colleges during 2016-17.

The legislation in effect regularises the admission of about 180 students of the private Karuna Medical College, Palakkad, and Kannur Medical College, Anajarakandy.

The Admission Supervisory Committee had cancelled the admissions after it found that these two colleges had admitted students in flagrant violation of norms.

The High Court and Supreme Court had upheld its decision.

The government brought the legislation to overcome the situation with a view that students should not be victimised.

The bill was tabled by Health Minister K K Shaylaja.

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said they were supporting the legislation considering the students’ future and added that it was not to protect vested interest groups.

Later the House adjourned sine-die after more than a two-week long sitting.

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