BENGALURU: The High Court on Thursday told the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) it will not have to pay Rs 1 crore each as compensation to two of the three students who were admitted to MBBS course, in excess of the intake capacity, and discharged later.
The order came after the Rajya Vokkaligara Sangha, which manages KIMS, informed the court that two of the students, Lekhashree and Sreekar Surapaneni, have been given seats for 2015-16 under the NRI quota. A division bench of acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B V Nagarathna said the college need not comply with the single-judge bench directive on paying compensation to the students. However, it did not interfere with the single-judge bench’s directive to the Medical Council of India to take action in cases of excess intake.
The HC had, on July 8, directed KIMS to pay Rs 1 crore each to Lekhashree, Sreekar Surapaneni and Vadaanya Venkatesh, who were discharged from the first-year MBBS course because of excess admission in 2014-15.