Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court (HC) in a directive to the Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences (SGRRIMHS) on Thursday, on a matter related to admissions in private medical colleges, has ordered that institutions grant admission to the students, according to the renewed “state government guidelines.”
Announcing the Court’s decision on the matter, Counsel, SGRRIMHS said, “The honorable court has directed the college to admit the students according to the new state policy for now. The court also ruled that students taking admissions will have to submit the affidavit agreeing to pay the increased fee in case the petition is decided in favour of the institution in future.”
A double bench of the High Court had been appealed to by the college, against the order of a single bench, which had given directions to it, on July 31, to immediately grant admission to NEET qualifiers seeking admission to the college.
The college had put on hold all admissions after the state government increased the admission quota from 25% to 50%, calling it a violation of the terms of the agreement entered into by the government and the medical institute.
This year on 13th July, the government had taken the decision to increase government quota, stating that half of the private college medical seats would henceforth, be filled under the government quota, by NEET qualifiers.
The Court had also received student submissions claiming that their admission process was taking a back seat, due to the ongoing fee controversy, between private medical colleges and the state government.
The Court declared that the order was applicable to all other private medical colleges that had denied students admission on similar grounds.
In another similar case of admissions to MBBS, on 2nd August, the HC had ordered immediate admission for candidates to an MBBS course, in a private medical college in Dehradun, who had cleared their NEET. The court directed that the students be admitted within 24 hours if their fee had been deposited by 31st July.
Approximately, 44 aspirants had filed a writ in the High Court seeking admission in a private medical college in Dehradun, which they alleged was not granting them admission, despite they fulfilling all criterion.
Dehradun’s private medical colleges had got into a situation of conflict over the fixing of fee by the government and stopped taking in students.
“We have not received the court judgment so far and therefore, we are not in a position to make any comments on the latest proceedings of the court,” said Senior PRO, Bhupender Raturi, SGRRIMHS reports TOI.