Medical College, varsity told to refund amount, pay Rs 45 lakh penalty
Taking stringent action against the practice of levying exorbitant fees, the Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission (HPPERC) has imposed a penalty of Rs 45 lakh on Maharishi Markandeshwar University and Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital. Along with the penalty, the institutes have been directed to pay around Rs 103.96 crore that they had charged as an excess fee from MBBS students studying at the medical college from the academic years 2012 to 2020.
The order to this effect passed by the Chairman of HPPERC, Major General Atul Kaushik (Retd) stated, "Maharishi Markandeshwar University and its affiliated Markandeshwar Medical College and hospital Kummerhati in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh charged an excess fee to the tune of Rs.103,96,53,000 from batch of around 100 students who were enrolled in MBBS course during 2012 to 2020."
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