The private medical colleges of Tamil Nadu will be required to make public their fee structure and rank list for admitted students in their colleges, announced the Madras High Court.
The order was passed by the first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan who were acting on a PIL G Vijayakumar. The court said that the fee and other charges payable at the time of admission need to be made available in the prospectus of private colleges.
Vijayakumar, in his petition, had wanted the authorities to admit students under management quota for MBBS courses by adopting a centralized procedure without the issuing of a fresh prospectus. The petition had also wrapped up the Medical Council of India and Director of Medical Education in Tamil Nadu.
The aim was to make the prospectus include the required details and also so that the admissions are done on the basis for merit and a level of transparency is maintained.
The judges also declared that the medical aspirants should have ample time to shift from one college to another. Therefore, every year MBBS admission should commence on September 20 and the last date of admission should be September 27. “So that one week’s time is available for a candidate to shift admission,” excerpted the bench, in DNA reports.
Also the rank list should be made public by being put up on the official website and the notice board of private colleges. “The arrangement should be made applicable from next year,” the bench said.