Medical College Admissions Regulation Violation Case

Delve into a detailed legal analysis of a case concerning a medical college’s violation of admission regulations. The court’s examination of the regulations governing medical education sheds light on the implications of non-compliance. Follow this summary to understand the legal intricacies involved in maintaining regulatory standards in educational institutions.


  • The College admitted 132 students in violation of the Regulations
  • The Medical Council of India directed the College to discharge these students
  • The students who were aware of the violation are directed to do community service for two years after completing their MBBS course
  • The admissions were made from students not allotted by the third Respondent
  • Despite being aware of the violation, the College continued with the students’ studies
  • Admissions of the 132 students were contrary to the Regulations
  • Cancellation of the students’ admissions at this stage would not serve a purpose
  • Students from the list of 150 were supposed to join before the last date
  • College should have approached the Court for an extension of time if students did not join
  • Students were permitted to take examinations for the first year MBBS course
  • Result of the first year MBBS course was directed to be declared provisionally
  • Students were not allowed to claim any equities on the declaration of the result

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  • The Medical Council of India relied on Regulation 5 A of the Medical Council Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, stating that admissions to the MBBS course must be based on the NEET merit list.
  • The Regulations prohibit the Petitioner-College from making admissions on its own; admissions must be from the list sent by the Director General Medical Education based on NEET rankings.
  • Students admitted contrary to the Regulations are not entitled to claim any equity, and the College may face penalties for blatant violation.
  • Regulation 5 A also mandates counselling for MBBS course admissions in all medical educational institutions based on the NEET merit list.

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  • All admissions to medical colleges should be done through centralized counselling by State Governments.
  • The College made a mistake by admitting 132 students without involving the third Respondent for sending more candidates.
  • This direction is issued to save the students from losing three academic years.
  • The circumstances of this case are considered peculiar.
  • The direction is not to be treated as a precedent.

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  • Petitioners directed not to recover amounts from students
  • Petitioner-College to deposit Rs. 5 crores in the Court registry within 8 weeks
  • National Medical Commission to file Action Taken Report and Trust-Deed copy within 12 weeks
  • Trust to be constituted by National Medical Commission to manage the deposited amount
  • Trust to include Accountant General of UP, an educationist, and a UP representative as members
  • Trust to provide financial aid to needy students seeking medical college admission in UP


Case Number: W.P.(C) No.-000040 / 2018

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