SC fines 10 private medical colleges Tk one crore each

SC fines 10 private medical colleges Tk one crore each

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Dhaka – The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has imposed Tk one crore fine for each ofd 10 private medical colleges for admitting students who did not fulfil terms set by the government.According to a bdnews24.com report the Appeallate Division bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha announced the fines of the ten medical colleges on Sunday.
It instructed the colleges to pay the fine within 10 days. Half of the fine amount will go to the Dhaka University and the rest to the Kidney Foundation and the Liver Foundation.
The medical colleges fined are MH Samorita Medical College, City Medical College, Nightingale Medical College, ZH Sikder Medical College, AR Medical College, East West Medical College, Tairunnessa Memorial Medical College, Aichi Medical College, Care Medical College and Ashiyan Medical College.
The colleges had admitted 153 students in 2014-15 session, who failed to obtain the minimum score at the admission test held by the health ministry.
The Dhaka University, which administers the professional examinations for medical colleges, said it will not issue registration and admit cards for the first part of the exams to the 153 students.
The students moved the High Court and got a rule in favour of them.
The Dhaka University authorities filed an appeal against the order and the Supreme Court gave its decision on Sunday.

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