THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The talks between the government and self-financing managements over the fee hike in colleges ended in a stalemate with the associations of self-financing managements’ firm stand. Talking to reporters here later, they said they had never held any talks with the chief minister regarding the reduction of fees or giving scholarship to students.
They said they met the chief minister as decided earlier but that was not connected with the reduction of fees and scholarship. We discussed on things including the admissions to be conducted next year from the all India rank list. Neither the association nor the government had suggested such a directive as carried by the media. In this context, fee reduction and scholarship are a closed chapter. MES chairman Dr Fazal Gafoor said about his organisation and he had later explained about it clearly, the association pointed.
Classes are on in the self-financing medical colleges. Poor students are given scholarships. Giving a new scholarship again is not under consideration and so there is no importance for new discussions. Reports which came on it are just speculations. To a question that if there were no talks, then why they met the chief and health ministers, he said politicians should be met quite often.