CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has pulled up an MBBS aspirant for producing a bogus nativity certificate for selection and admission to a college in Tamil Nadu as well as for suppressing facts. “If any allotment has been granted to the student, it shall stand automatically cancelled without an order being passed by the authorities. If, for any reason, the candidate is allowed to continue the course in this State, then the degree that may be obtained, is not a valid one, as students like the petitioner herein, may, fraudulently obtain an interim order and complete the course,” Justice S Vaidyanathan, hearing the case, said.
The judge was dismissing a writ petition from Aparna Rajendra Kumar, a resident of Gujarat, for a directive to the Tamil Nadu selection committee for admission to MBBS/BDS courses for 2018-19 to consider her claim for admission to the course on the basis of her nativity certificate of Chennai. Aparna claimed that she had applied for the course only in Tamil Nadu and not in any other State.
When the petition came up for hearing, Additional Advocate-General C Manishankar told the judge that she had already applied for the same course in Gujarat. Noting that it is unfortunate that the petitioner has come before the court with a false statement, Justice Vaidyanathan said though strictures could be passed against the petitioner for approaching this court with unclean hands, the court deferred from doing so, taking note of the tender age and that she being a girl, her future should not be ruined. Hence, the petitioner’s candidature in Tamil Nadu need not be considered.