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MP: High Court issues notice to MCI, DMER on medical college recognition

MP: High Court issues notice to MCI, DMER on medical college recognition

Indore: The High Court has issued notices to the Director, Medical Education , Medical Council of India and Modern Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) based on a petition filed by 29 students seeking admission in other institutes.

The respondents are to submit their reply by September 22, the date fixed for the next hearing. The students have alleged that the institute without having been granted proper accreditation by the MCI, granted them admission, duping them of lacs of rupees.

The institute admitted 123 students to its MBBS course for the year 2015-16. However, an MCI inspection that followed didn’t grant recognition to the Shri Astha Foundation for Education Society, which then established MIMS to run the medical course.

The college management purportedly collected Rs 3.75 lakh towards tuition fee from students admitted through All India Pre Medical Test and Rs 89,000 towards hostel fee, plus caution deposit of Rs 35,000.

“After running classes for 26 days, the college administration stopped classes and kept us hanging for four–five months,” Anshul Sharma, one of the students who had moved court, said.

The institute collected an additional 65 lacs from students, for fighting more cases with the assurance that the advance would be adjusted against their fee or returned. On getting to know about these malpractices, the Vyapam whistleblower, Paras Saklecha moved the High Court in August.

 “The college doesn’t have enough faculty members, doesn’t have class rooms or connected hospital for medical practice. While MCI cancelled its accreditation last year, how can it grant permission to run courses this year?” Saklecha asked. “The students were selected on merit. Now the state government should be responsible for their education. These students should be given preference for admission in other colleges this year.”

September 30 is the final date for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) counselling for admission to MBBS/BDS course.

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  1. In analogous manner, SC appointed Oversight Committee has also provisionally permitted inadequate & unworthy Medical Colleges like World College of Medical Sciences (Jhajjar), Saraswati Medical College (Unnao), Prasad Medical College (Luckhnow), Sri Sakshi Medical College (Guna), Raipur Institute of Medical sciences (Raipur) & Ananata Medical College (Udaipur) etc. to commence MBBS Program. If MCI again finds them unacceptable during inspection(s) of these Colleges, the admitted students will be left high & dry. Those accepting NRI quota (15%) & Management Quota (42.5%) must surely have already paid through their nose. College Management would have collected in excess of ₹40 crores from them.

  2. Interim order of Indore Bench of MP HC, in Writ Petition No 4665/2015, was, “The Central Government will grant provisional permission to the petitioner to conduct the course for the academic year 2015-2016 which will be subject to final order to be passed by this court.” The Order further said, “Neither the petitioner nor the students will claim any equity on the basis of approval/permission for admission.”
    123 students were admitted in the inaugural 2015-16 Batch, based on permission granted to Modern Medical College Central by Central Government in pursuance to aforementioned order. Since HC dismissed Writ Petition & remarked, “With the aforesaid liberty, W.P.No.6447/2015 is dismissed as rendered infructuous leaving the question of law open.”
    Million dollar question is, “How wise & mature was HC’s affirmative & executive interim order, having substantial impact on fate of prospective students, who were not even litigants. Court’s dismissal of petition nullified permission to Modern Medical College & consequent admission of 123 students?” For the loss of opportunity, the hapless 123 students have no rights to be adjusted in MBBS program. Hopefully, cash paid as capitation has been returned to them.