The Supreme Court canceled a Center’s ban on the admission of students of MBBS course in the academic year 2017-18 and 2018-19 to a medical college in Karnataka. A bench chaired by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra accepted the request of Mangalore’s Kanachur Islamic Education Trust (KIET) in which challenged the government order of 10 August. The bench extended the deadline for admission to the 2017-18 till September 5.
Although the bench allowed the Indian Medical Council (MCI) to inspect the institute “in case of natural need” and take other steps given in the Indian Medical Council Act. Justice Amitav Rai and Justice AM Khanvilkar were also present in this bench.
The bench said that this order of 10 August is canceled. This order was not found in accordance with the spirit of the August judgment of this court.
The apex court had directed the Center on August 1 that the issue of granting permission to several private medical colleges should be re-considered. These colleges were banned for admission to students for the academic year 2017-18 and 2018-19.
The counsel submitted by the Center had said that there were many flaws in respect to infrastructure and facilities during the inspection of KIET. However, the apex court said there is no major drawback in the college.