The judge criticised the TNMMU for committing a grave mistake in ratifying the admission earlier
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court bench on Monday
held as invalid the admission of 150 MBBS students to a private medical college
in Tiruchi in 2009-10, but directed authorities, including Medical Council of India,
to provide some relief to the students considering their case sympathetically.
Dismissing a petition seeking to quash an order of MCI not to enroll the students
of the Chennai Medical College and Hospital and Research Centre, an off campus institution
of private SRM University (SRMU),Chennai, with Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University,
Justice B. Rajendran said the admissions were made in violation of regulations.
When the initial admission itself is illegal, TNMMU cannot entertain any request
to ratify it, the judge said dismissing the petition filed by the college. He said
the full bench of the high court had already held that when the admissions were
made illegally no lenient view can be taken into consideration. The judge criticised
the TNMMU for committing a grave mistake in ratifying the admission earlier and
then ordering discharge of the students after getting corrigendum order from the
MCI. If these things are allowed everybody can go and admit students without affiliation,
The petition submitted that the SRMU wanted to set up an off-campus college
in Tiruchirappalli with MCI approval, but since it was not materialising they set
up the Chennai Medical College and Hospital and Research Centre with a proposal
to seek affiliation under TNMMU. The MCI, after inspection, gave indent letter following
which the Central Government gave its permission to the college on July 14,2009.
Armed with the central governments order, the college sought affiliation from TNMMU
and started the admission process.
Courtesy: Times of India