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College needs to return the documents/certificates pertaining to the petitioners only after receiving the total amount of payment for the fees outstanding from him: High Court of Kerala

College needs to return the documents/certificates pertaining to the petitioners when the petitioner discharge the liability towards all the applicable fees outstanding to the third respondent i.e. college and was upheld by High Court of Kerala through the learned bench led by HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE A.K.JAYASANKARAN NAMBIAR in the case JEZZA ASHARAF vs. STATE OF KERALA (WP(C) NO. 8668 OF 2022) on 30th March, 2022.

Brief facts of the case are that the petitioners are students pursuing studies in the MBBS Course in the third respondent Medical College, who had obtained admission to the MBBS Course under the NRI quota. They are seeking some time for payment of the fees outstanding from them facing financial hardships.

Earlier when the writ petition came up for admission, taking note of the financial hardship projected by the petitioners, Court directed that if each of the petitioners pay an amount of Rs.14 lakh towards the arrears of fees together with the applicable examination fee by 16.03.2022 then the petitioners would be permitted to continue their studies and appear in the ensuing examination for the academic year 2021-2022, if they were otherwise eligible.

Learned counsel for petitioner submitted that the amount directed to be paid through the interim order has been paid and the petitioners require some time to pay the balance outstanding amount of fees to the third respondent.

Court deemed it appropriate to dispose the writ petition by permitting the petitioners to discharge the liability towards all the applicable fees outstanding to the third respondent college in three equal successive monthly installments commencing from 30.04.2022. And made it clear that the third respondent college needs to return the documents/certificates pertaining to the petitioners only after receiving the total amount as directed above from the petitioners.

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Judgment reviewed by – Amit Singh

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