In order to give admissions to students seeking admission in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday has directed the principal of a private medical college in Shimla to admit the candidates.
This direction from the HC court came after Maharshi Markendeshwar Medical College (MMMC) in Solan denied admission to over 100 candidates.
Details of the issue
- This direction has come after a petition filed was by Arushi Thakur on the issue of fee revision in MMMC
- Further, the counseling committee headed by Director Medical Education and Research K P Chowdhary, released the names of the MBBS aspirants to be admitted by the college
- But later on, it was seen that the MMMC denied admission to 150 MBBS students
- The issue on which the admission was not given was over demand of fee hike
What did high court bench said?
- In a recent report, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed the order
- However, the high court said to the petitioners that in case the fee is enhanced or revised, candidates needs to pay the revised fee from the commencing academic session
- As per reports, the college management is currently charging Rs 5 lakh per year for the seats under government quota and had requested for a further hike in the fee and refused the admit the students for MBBS session (2016-17)
- Meanwhile, three government medical colleges from the same state are charging Rs 50,000 for admission to MBBS courses
- Now, after hearing the matter, the government had turned down the request, saying no changes can be made in the fee structure after counseling.
- Earlier, the government ordered the college to admit MBBS students against 50 per cent government quota seats and 50 per cent management quota seats.
- While concluding the statement, the bench directed the respondent to file a reply by September 26 and announced that they would hear the case further on October 3.