The Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College (MMMC) to give admission in the MBBS course as per the list issued by the counseling committee of the state government.

Maharshi Markendeshwar Medical College (MMMC) in Solan had allegedly denied admission MBBS students under government quota over demand of fee hike. The College has 150 allotted seats, 75 under state quota and remaining under management and NRI quota.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed the order on a petition filed by Arushi Thakur on the issue of fee revision in MMMC. The Court asked petitioners to execute an undertaking before the court, that in case the fee is enhanced or revised, they shall have to pay the revised fee from this academic session.

The court has further directed the respondent to file reply by or before September 26, and listed the matter for final hearing on October 3.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has fixed admission in the new session upto September 30.

Students and their parents had first approached the state government for this issue and when it failed to resolve the issue, some of the students and parents had approached the High Court. Acting upon the petition, the court had issued notices to the state government, MMMC, Union health secretary and Medical Council of India.