With this new ruling, the Supreme Court has quashed the upper age limit for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015. The SC delivered this judgment while dismissing a plea by Lucknow-based Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) against an earlier Allahabad High Court order directing the university to do away with the upper age limit of 20 years to appear in CLAT 2015.
Central government informed the Supreme Court that it was contemplating over the introduction of a new grading system for universities across the country. he Center was consulting all stakeholders including the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to ensure a smooth implementation of the proposed move.
Supreme Court has ordered that Merit is the only criteria for admission to Kerala PG medical programs. Kerala government was contemplating to reserve seats for doctors serving in its hospitals and other government departments.
The Central Board of Secondary Education had introduced the grading system back in 2010 for the schools associated with the board. The students had been provided with the option of choosing the internal marking system, known as the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), in case they wanted to continue with the school after Class X. While doing so, the external board exams were restricted to only those who were interested in moving to another school.
“Fees chargeable from students admitted pursuant to our September 18 order shall be at the same rate as applicable to students in government medical colleges in respective states and such fees shall be at the same levels as that of the government medical colleges till the students so admitted pass out from the private medical colleges or institutions,” read the SC verdict.
In his defense Arindam Chaudhary denied the claims of IIPM offering any courses of MBA or BBA. “We have already told the court that we don’t want to call ourselves an institute proving management courses. We teach planning and entrepreneurship,” Chaudhuri excerpted to Hindustan Times showing surprise to the verdict of the court.
The Supreme Court has ordered the government to ensure that the state entrance commissioner paves way for the students in the state merit quota. The likes of the students to be included in the merit list will be provided admission in Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, and Malabar Medical College, at Ulleri, Kozhikode.
Upholding arguments of advocate VK Viju on behalf of the sponsored ‘A’ category student, the bench ruled “Therefore, when the NRI seat of the MD general medicine was vacated and if the seat was filled up by a candidate in the sponsored ‘A’ category, then CMC Ludhiana would be bound to refund the entire fee paid by the NRI candidate except the administrative expenses and other expenses towards the candidate”.
“They would also state that their deposit with the Medical Council of India, which is around Rs 10 crore, be forfeited by way of penalty if the statement made in the undertaking is found to be incorrect at the time of the next inspection,” the bench said, as reported by the Indian Express.
Interestingly, one college from Telangana and nine from Andhra Pradesh (AP) were unable to find even a single student this year. Also, a total number of 40 colleges in Andhra Pradesh showed lack luster performances. A staggering number of 174 engineering colleges in Telangana were denied affiliation form JNTU on the grounds of poor infrastructure.