Madras High Court Directs Medical Varsity To Include College In Counselling
The Madras High Court in an interim order has directed the Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University to include a college under cloud in the list of centres for counselling for homoeopathy courses for the academic year 2017-18. Three girl students of the SVS Medical College of Yoga and Naturopathy and Research Institute in Villupuram district had allegedly committed suicide in January 2016 by jumping into a well, blaming it for levying an exorbitant fees.
The SVS Educational and Social Trust, which runs the college, had filed, among other pleas, a petition seeking direction to the university for the continuance of provisional affiliation for the academic years 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Justice N Kirubakaran, before whom the batch of petitions came up last week, said in an interim order that a division bench had directed the university to include it in the counselling schedule for naturopathy.
"Invoking the above reasoning, there should not be any prohibition for the university to continue the affiliation which was already granted by the university and to include the name of the above institution in the ongoing counselling."
"It is needless to say that the order of disaffiliation dated 21.11.2016 passed by the university is a non-speaking order and the said order had already been stayed by this court," the judge said.
Therefore, the university is directed to include the institution for counselling for homoeopathy courses for the academic year 2017-18 pending disposal of the writ petition, the judge added.
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