New Delhi: The matter of how a private medical college can charge fees for the entire course from a migrating student is being deliberated upon by the Supreme Court.
Hearing the premises of the plea filed by a medico in this regard, the top court recently issued a notice to ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research seeking its response.
According to a recent media report by India Today, a medical student moved to the Supreme Court contending that he was asked to pay his dues for the entire course before being allowed permission to migrate from private to government medical college.
Filing the plea, the student has challenged the order passed by the Calcutta High Court.
It has been claimed by the medico that the HC bench erred in the judgment. The plea contends that the High Court had not considered that compliance with the indemnity bond would lead to an iniquitous situation, as the migrated student cannot be compelled to pay his tuition fee twice, once for the semesters at migrated college and again for the same semesters in the college from where he seeks migration, reports India Today.
In the plea, it has been pointed out that migration is granted on exceptional cases on the basis of genuine grounds. It was submitted that relevant regulations of the University and the erstwhile Medical Council of India, MCI now National Medical Commission (NMC) do not provide for payment of fees for the remaining semesters.
Taking note of the concern, the top court bench has issued a notice to ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and sought their response in this regard.