Madras HC quashes MCI order barring institute from admitting students

Madras HC quashes MCI order barring institute from admitting students

Chennai: The Madras High Court has quashed the Medical Council of India's order debarring Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research from admitting students for 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

Justice KK Sasidharan who quashed the order of the Board of Governors in supersesion of MCI on Monday, remitted the matter of recognition to the institution again to MCI.

The institution, granted recognition by MCI upto 2012-13, was inspected by a MCI team on Feb 16 and 17 this year. Since a CBI case was pending against the Dean and other functionaries, MCI kept the approval application pending.

Meanwhile CBI filed a chargesheet before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Egmore, Chennai, naming the Managing Director, Secretary, Dean and Administrative Officer as accused. However, they filed discharge petitions before the concerned Court and got discharged.

Though MCI was informed of this fact, it decided to defer the issue of final approval to the institution and to debar the college and restricted it from admitting students during 2013-14 and 2014-15 years, which the institute challenged.

Students admitted during the academic year 2008-09 had also filed petitions to direct MCI and Tamil Nadu Medical Council to recognise internship training undergone by them in the institution after finishing their MBBS course.

Justice Sasidharan observed the Governing Council should have given an opportunity to the institution to explain its position on the ethics committee's recommendations and quashed the order of it debarring the admission of students.

He then directed the MCI to conduct surprise compliance verification inspection with reference to compliance of its deficiencies, and remitted back the matter to MCI.


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