SC imposes Rs 5 cr cost on JSS medical college

SC imposes Rs 5 cr cost on JSS medical college

The Supreme Court has imposed a whopping cost of Rs five crore on JSS Medical College, Mysuru, for not complying with its direction and admitting more than the sanctioned number of students for the MBBS course.

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and R K Agrawal directed the college authorities to deposit the cost within four weeks, calling its action as “the most unfortunate”.

“Since the college has also not complied with the orders passed by this court in 2012 and has permitted the students to continue their studies, to send a strong message to the college and other medical colleges, we are of the view that it would be appropriate if the JSS Medical College is directed to deposit an amount of Rs five crore in the Registry,” the bench said.

The court, however, allowed the students admitted by the college to continue with their studies, noting since they have completed four-and-half years of their MBBS course and are likely to complete their course some time in June this year.

It also said that for the academic year 2016-17, the college would be permitted to admit only 150 students as against the sanctioned strength of 200.

Fees

The bench also directed the college authorities not to recover in any manner from any student or adjust the cost thus imposed against the fees or provision of facilities for students of subsequent batches.

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