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Madras HC rejects Dr MGR Medical University submission challenging order

Madras HC rejects Dr MGR Medical University submission challenging order

Chennai:  The Madras High Court rejected the submission of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University challenging an order allowing a college in Villupuram district to go ahead with counselling for admission of students for homeopathy for the academic year 2017-18.
The court had on November 15 directed the SVS Educational and Social Trust, running SVS Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy and Research Institute at Kallakurichi in Villupuram district, to go ahead with the counselling.

A division bench of Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and RMT Teekaa Raman granted the permission while passing interim order on an appeal from the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, challenging an interim order passed by a single judge.

Justice N Kirubakaran, while passing interim order on petitions from the Trust, held that the incident of suspicious death of three girl students in January 2016 should not stand in the way of the college in admitting students for 2017-18. The judge had directed the university to include the college in the list of centres for counselling.

“The unfortunate incident has been employed again and again against the institution and sought to be throttled, thereby preventing the college from functioning,” the judge had observed.

Aggrieved, the MGR Medical University preferred the present appeal. It contended that the college has not set right the “defects” and was not in a position to take any decision with regard to counselling.

Rejecting the submission, the bench said the court is of the view that the college shall proceed with the counselling. Meanwhile, the college shall consult with the University and the Ministry of AYUSH independently to set right the defects pointed out, the bench said.

“Accordingly, the college is permitted to proceed with the counselling and admit the students at the risk of the management,” it said. “In the meantime, they have to comply with the directions issued by the University/Ministry of AYUSH from time to time,” the bench said. It then posted the matter for further hearing after two weeks.

Source: PTI
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