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Karnataka: JSS Medical College in Mysore imposed fine by Supreme Court

The apex court has imposed a fine of Rs five crore on JSS Medical College, Mysore, for admitting more than the permitted level of students for its MBBS course. The court states that it has not complied with its direction, and more than the officially sanctioned number of students has been allowed.

However, spelling as sigh of relief for the students, the court has given permission to the college who took admission in the college, given the current circumstances. These students are likely to complete their course in June 2016, after having spent four and a half years in the college.

But the renewed decision by the medical college has to be implemented for the academic year 2016-17. The college can admit only 150 students, not 200 that has been sanctioned to it.

As reported by Deccan Herald, “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.

Source: with inputs from Deccan Herald
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