Indian students go to Ukraine due to expensive medical studies in India, the Supreme Court remarks during the hearing
Employment News-On the one hand, there is concern about the rapid creation of quality pharmacy colleges and the balance of medical education at reasonable prices for the students on the other. It is in common citizens, it was seen in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The Supreme Court, during the hearing in the matter of ban on opening of new pharmacy colleges, said that nowadays education has become an industry in the country and big business houses are in it. But the other aspect is that medical studies are expensive here, so Indian students go to Ukraine to study.
Along with these observations, the court, while giving an interim order regarding the opening of new pharmacy colleges, has directed the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) to take the applications for opening new colleges on behalf of the petitioners in the High Court and process them. but no final decision will be taken on accepting or rejecting them.
These orders and observations were given by a bench of Justices BR Gavai and Hima Kohli during the hearing of the PCI's plea challenging the order of the Delhi and Karnataka High Courts. The court, while issuing notice on the new petitions, asked the parties to complete the process of filing reply and reply by July 22 and directed to put the matter for hearing again on July 26.
Moratorium was imposed in view of mushrooming of pharmacy colleges: Tushar Mehta
The PCI has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the order of the High Court to cancel the five-year moratorium imposed by the PCI on opening new pharmacy colleges. This moratorium was effective from the 2020-21 session. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for PCI in the Supreme Court, said that the moratorium was imposed in view of mushrooming of pharmacy colleges. He said that these are industries disguised as institutions. While the lawyers appearing for the colleges said that their three years were wasted due to the moratorium.
Mehta opposed these arguments saying that education is not an industry. If the students had said that they want to study and do not have a college, it would have been understood, but here the colleges are complaining that three years have been wasted. Justice Gavai said that everyone knows that nowadays education has become an industry. Mehta said that something is wrong somewhere. Justice Gavai further remarked that it can also be seen in another way, Indian students go to Ukraine because medical education is expensive here, it is much cheaper there. The Delhi High Court had canceled the five-year moratorium imposed on opening the pharmacy college. Against this the PCI has come to the Supreme Court.