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MBBS, BDS admissions during Mop up Counselling: Student takes Varsity to HC demanding refund

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Ahmedabad: Accusing the KM Shah Patel Dental College running under the Sumandeep University of Vadodara, of not returning the Rs 2.05 lakh fees submitted to it for BDS admission, a student has moved the court seeking refund of the amount.

The case concerns the student who initially aspired to become an MBBS doctor, and had scored 185 marks in NEET 2018. She had applied with the counseling committee to get admission to the MBBS course and chose BDS as the second preferred choice.

In her complaint, she has alleged that the university had approached her and convinced to apply for an MBBS seat with it. Since she was preferring both the courses, she submitted the Rs 5,000 as registration fees and Rs 2 lakh as advance fees, which was refundable and had to be treated as a deposit; as she was told by the concerned university authorities. At that time, it was not clear as to which course whether the student will get admission to, MBBS or BDS.

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She was allotted a seat to BDS in KM Shah Patel Dental College but later she got admission to the college of Dental Science & Research Center in Bopal through Centralised Admission Committee, Gandhinagar. Accordingly, she cancelled her admission to the former dental college.

However, when her father approached the varsity to get back the refundable amount, it was denied; alleged the student.

In response to the denial, the BDS student and her father served a legal notice to the varsity which allegedly replied that the amount could not be refunded as she had taken admission during their mop-up round counselling session.

Aggrieved with the varsity’s stance, the student has filed a petition with the court.

Speaking to the mirror on the issue, the father of the BDS student stated, “My daughter got the admission at government college Bopal as we reside here in the city and have the benefit of yearly fees of Rs 60,000. At the time of admission, the dental college representative had informed us that Rs 2 lakh is refundable,”

“The university has also filed a reply in the HC and we will argue the case to put forth our side before the court,” the counsel on behalf of the petitioner student informed the Mirror.

The matter has been adjourned till November 18.

 

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