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Seeking Advanced Fee Payment for Entire Course at The Time of Admission by Medical Colleges Illegal: Rules Rajasthan HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 2 Jun 2021 11:13pm

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On Monday (31/05/2021), Rajasthan High Court ruled that the practice of demanding payment of an advanced fee for the entire course at the time of taking admission to medical and dental courses is illegal.

The matter came up before the court as a Public Interest Litigation (Deepesh Singh Beniwal v. Union of India and Others) filed by a practising lawyer.

A bench comprising of Justices Rameshwar Vyas and Sangeet Lodha heard the matter.

The petitioner's case was that Private and Government Medical and Dental Colleges are demanding advanced payment of the entire course fee or bank guarantee for the same from the students at the time of admission to the course. The demand is allegedly made to cover the loss suffered by the institutions when students leave midway during their courses.

The petitioner, representing himself in the proceedings, argued that the students and parents suffer from the demand for the entire course fee at one go. Further, it was submitted that the students, who have cleared the NEET examination and granted admission based on merit, often find it challenging to source the entire course fee and are afraid to come before the court due to the fear that their education and career will be affected.

Citing the judgement of the Supreme Court in Islamic Academy of Education v. State of Karnataka, the petitioner submitted that even though the practice of seeking a bank guarantee or bond for the payment of the entire course fee is allowed by the apex court,… Continue Reading...

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