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Nearly two years after a backward class minority community student was denied admission to a private medical college on the ground that he reported late, the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Tuesday directed the college to admit him in the current academic year.
MS Muhammed Sheik Abdullah of Paramakudi in Ramanthapuram had filed an appeal against the January 28 order of a single judge dismissing his petition on the ground that the college was not legally entitled to admit students after September 30. Justice P Jyothimani and Justice MM Sundresh directed the secretary, selection committee, director of medical education and Sree Moogambigai Medical College at Kulasekaram in Kanyakumari district to admit the student in the 2011-12 academic year. There was a mistake on the part of the college resulting in the present situation where the student lost two valuable years of his career, the bench said and directed the college not charge any tuition fees from him till the completion of the course. After counselling for MBBS admission by the selection committee, Abdullah was given the allotment order on September 30,2009 at the Kilpauk Medical College in Chennai and he immediately paid the tuition fee of Rs 25,000.The same day, he was directed to join the Sree Moogambigai Medical College in Kulasekaram,700km away, before 5pm. However, when he reported to the college the next day, he was denied admission. He filed a petition seeking a direction to the medical college to admit him.
Courtesy: Times of India
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