Enrol students on IoM merit list, SC tells medical colleges

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the medical colleges to admit students under the post graduate programme on merit basis.

A single bench of Acting Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli also ordered the medical colleges to follow the tuition fee fixed by the Tribhuvan University.

Flouting the government’s decision and the SC’s interim order that the admissions should be based on merit, the colleges are found to have been enrolling the students through illegal process.

Advocate Jyoti Baniya who pleaded on behalf of the petitioners in the SC told THT that his clients moved the SC after the two colleges refused to enrol them for PG courses. Baniya said the two colleges enrolled other students who had fewer marks (between 50 and 62) in the IoM’s entrance exam results, although the writ petitioners had scored 70 or higher marks.

Baniya said the two colleges enrolled other students because they offered 50 to 60 lakh rupees against the fee of Rs 30 lakhs fixed by the IoM.

Basnet also said that as per the contract between his college and the TU, his college was entitled to fix admission fee and notify about the fee structure to the concerned body which his college did in time. He said his college started PG courses from May 28, but the IoM published the Open House Counseling results only on June 21.

Later, the students filed a complaint at the SC saying that they were not admitted to the colleges on the merit basis.

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