Madras HC declares host of courses offered by Dr. MGR Medica
The Madras High Court on Friday declared as illegal a host of postgraduate and postgraduate diploma courses offered by Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University without obtaining the Centre’s approval as required under Section 10(A) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

Justice S.S. Sundar “condemned” the State government-run university for conducting the courses in flagrant violation of the law and directed it to pay costs of ₹5 lakh to the School Education Department within four weeks, so that the money could be used for improving the infrastructure of needy government schools.

The order was passed on a writ petition filed by the Doctors’ Welfare Association of Tamil Nadu (DWAT), represented by its general secretary K. Srinivasan, in May last year. The judge agreed with the petitioner’s counsel, P. Ebenezer Paul, that a State-run university too should follow the requirements of a Central law.

In its petition, the association had urged the court to prevent the university from offering the postgraduate diploma course in palliative medicine, the MD-family medicine course through distance education and the one-year fellowships such as HIV medicine, occupational health, clinical immunology, palliative medicine and sexual medicine.

It also wanted the university to be prevented from offering two-year courses in medical genetics, critical care medicine, clinical diabetology, ultrasound (obstetrics and gynaecology) or any other unauthorised PG degree, diploma, certificate or fellowship in medical sciences course for which an MBBS degree is the requirement for admission.

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It is relieving to know such critical info. Thank you PlexusMd. Can a follow up story be done on what will be the fate of those poor students? And how will they be compensated?
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Dear Dr. Shubham, Thank you for your appreciation. We shall keep track of the next steps related to this story and share as and when there is a new update.
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