Dr Faaria, resident of Juhu, has moved the vacation bench seeking stay on the admission process to the Post Graduate (PG) Dermatology course. She claims that the college has asked her to pay Rs 50 lakh as donation for her admission to the course in DY Patil Medical College.
Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Saturday issued notice to the management of DY Patil Medical College and has sought its response to a plea field by a student accusing the institution of denying admission and demanding a hefty amount as ‘donation.’
A vacation bench presided over by Justice Shahrukh Kathawalla and Justice Ajay Gadkari issued the notice after admitting a writ petition filed by Dr. Faaria Asif Ali.
Dr. Faaria, resident of Juhu, Mumbai has moved the bench seeking stay on the admission process to the Post Graduate (PG) Dermatology course. She claims that the college has asked her to pay Rs. 50 lakh as donation for her admission to the said course in DY Patil Medical College.
According to advocate Anukul Seth, his client Faaria was allotted a seat in the course by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
“The ministry had made a provisional allotment to my client by issuing a letter on May 19. She was given the allotment under the NRI quota since her uncle is an NRI,” Seth told Free Press Journal.
“Soon after receiving the letter from the ministry, we approached the college to confirm our seat by paying the fees. But there we were asked to pay an additional amount of Rs. 50 lakh, which did not include the course fees. We haven’t paid the amount yet since our admission has not been confirmed,” Seth added.
Dr. Faaria has now moved the court seeking a stay on the admission process since the Saturday was the last date for admissions to the course. She has claimed that if the college now refuses to grant her admission then it would cause great harm to her career.
Having heard the contentions, the bench said, “Since the College is not served and therefor not represented before us, we are not able to verify the allegations made by the Petitioner (Faaria) against the management of the College.”
“However, we adjourn the matter till Monday, with a clarification that all steps taken by the College for granting of admissions to students in M.D. (Dermatology) between today and Monday, shall be subject to the Orders which would be passed on the next date,” the judges added.