The Supreme Court ordered a medical college in Lucknow to grant compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the 150 students it had admitted in the MBBS course without formal permission from the government on Thursday.
The apex court has also slapped a fine to the tune of Rs 25 lakh on the medical college. The college, run by the GRCG Memorial Trust, was one of the 32 institutions that the Medical Council of India had barred from admitting medical students till 2019 due to substandard facilities.
The court pulled up Allahabad High Court (HC) for allowing illegal admissions, calling it a case of “judicial indiscipline and impropriety” and banned the medical college from further granting admissions for the academic year of 2018-2019. In September, the High Court had allowed the college to admit the 150 students despite the medical council concluding that it had indulged in “unethical and callous” practices.