The Supreme Court has permitted the Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to admit 150 students for first year MBBS for the academic year 2018-19, subject to full compliance of the undertaking given by the Additional Chief Secretary of the State government on rectifying the deficiencies at the institute as pointed out by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

A Bench comprising Justice S.A Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao passed the order while disposing of a special leave petition filed by the institute questioning the High Court of Karnataka’s interim order refusing to interfere with the May 31 order of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare denying the institute permission, based on the recommendation of the MCI.

The apex court noted that it had already permitted similar government medical colleges in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to admit students for the academic year after receiving undertakings from the Principal Secretaries of the respective States on rectifying the deficiencies within a set timeline.

As KIMS, Koppal is also a government-run medical college, the apex court has extended it the same ruling.

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