A division bench of Karnataka HC has issued a notice to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and Medical Council of India (MCI) after receiving a petition by the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and the Rajya Vokkaligara Sangha, which runs KIMS.
As directed by the High Court earlier, KIMS is required to pay Rs one crore to three MBBS students for giving them illegally admitting them.
The Division Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B. Manohar, passed the order on the appeal filed by KIMS, Bengaluru, as reported by the Hindu.
Now it has been legally contended by the counsel for the KIMS that some of the directions issued by the single judge bench in its July 8, 2015, order were not prayed for by a petitioner-student, who had filed a petition questioning admission given to other two students under the management quota and denying admission to him, as confirmed by Express.
After the medical seats at KIMS were reduced from 150 to 120 in 2014-15, it led to a decrease in the management quota seats from 30 to 24. However, KIMS admitted 30 students instead of 24, hoping to get approval for the additional six seats, for which it had moved the Apex Court. But the court did not approve it, as reported by Deccan Herald.
After the admissions, four students were left fighting for one seat. As they had moved the High Court, an interim order was passed allowing them to attend the classes. However, their admissions were not approved. The single judge ruled the seat in favour of one student on merit basis.
However, the issue which hangs in balance, is the fate of these students which has resulted in losing one academic year, and landing them in unrequited legal trouble.