THIRUVANANTHAPURAM May 17: The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) has reopened the online application facility for entrance to architecture, medical, pharmacy and allied courses in the State.
The facility on the KEAM-2019 portal will recommence on Monday to enable non-Keralite candidates (category II) to apply for MBBS courses in self-financing colleges.
The move comes in the wake of a Supreme Court judgement that permitted the inclusion of candidates from other States in the admission process. A petition by the Kerala Private Medical College Management Association paved way for the judgement.
Besides, the application facility will also be open for candidates, who had already registered, but wished to include Architecture, B.Pharm. and/or medical and allied courses to their applications.
The facility will remain open in www.cee.kerala.gov.in until 5 p.m. on May 20. Helplines: 0471-2332123, 2339101, 2339102, 2339103, 2339104.
Earlier, only government medical colleges were allowed to admit students from outside the state under a 15 per cent national quota. A union of over 15 private colleges in the state called Kerala Private Medical College Management Association (KPMCMA) had moved the court seeking to enrol non-Keralite candidates.
Those non-Kerala residents who have already submitted applications can add private colleges as well in their application forms. Interested candidates can apply at the official website, cee.kerala.gov.in from May 13, 2019 to May 20, 2019 5 pm – after which the application window will close.
To be eligible to apply for KEAM for admission to medical courses, the candidate must who have appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and for architecture courses, one must match the qualification for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2019 conducted by Council of Architecture will be considered.