Case Law: Girish Rithvik K.R. v. Union of India

Karnataka High Court in it recent decision in Girish Rithvik K.R. v. Union of India decided on 08 July 2015 has instructed Medical Council of India and the Central Government to collectively work in ensuring transparency against admission process at all stages including admission against management quota. This instruction came after the case against admission in Kempegowda Institute of Medical sciences (KIMS) came in where recent events revealed admissions in college only on the basis of management quota. In the present case four students have applied for admission through management quota depositing about 80 lakh Rs for the academic year 2014-15. The parents/ guardians were made to sign an undertaking stating that He understands that the admission given to his son was only provisional and subject to approval by MCI and in excess of the stipulated management seats and in case of non-approval management will not bear any responsibility for the same. At a later stage three out of the four students were discharged from the college as there admission were in excess to the seats allotted by the MCI for the academic year 2014-15. The High Court taking notice of the conduct of the college has directed MCI and the Central Government to look into the matter and make the admission process more transparent with the help of technology. As the college denied returning the amount paid by the three students and informed about non admission at a later stage and hence resulting in wasting of a year for students. The High Court ordered the college to pay all the three students a sum of 1 crore each and ordered the college to refund the amount received by the college for admission.