Hyderabad: The NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada was on Thursday directed by the Hyderabad High Court to make sure that students on payment of fee were returned their original certificates submitted at the time of seeking admissions.
A vacation bench comprising Justice Shameem Akhter and Justice S.V. Bhatt was dealing with two separate petitions by Dr P. Madhuri of Guntur who had got a seat in AIIMS, Delhi and Dr D. Siva Sumanth of Krishna district who had secured a PG medical seat in AIIMS, Jodhpur, and Dr D. Siva Sumanth of Krishna district who had secured a PG medical seat in AIIMS, Jodhpur. They were seeking a court directive to the registrar of the university asking him to return their original certificates after the remittance of Rs 3 lakh fee as per GO Ms No 67.
The petitioning Counsels informed the court that Dr. Madhuri had secured admission at Rangaraya Medical College, Dr. Sumanth had got admission to the PG course in Siddhartha M.
While Dr. D. Siva Sumanth of Krishna district had secured a PG medical seat in AIIMS, Jodhpur, and Medical College at Vijayawada in accordance with their NEET rankings, 2018. They are believed to have appeared for the test conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences also.
According to petitioners the government issued GO No 67 which stated that a candidate who has secured admission should pay Rs 3 lakh as fine, if they want to leave the allotted seat and that they would, in this case, become ineligible to appear for the entrance test for PG medical courses for a 3 year period.
The bench felt that in view of the nature of seats secured by the petitioners the question of their appearing for the entrance test did not arise. The court directed the management of the colleges to return their certificates after collecting Rs 3 lakh each from them reported Deccan Chronicle.