Desh Bhagat University files Rs 1 crore civil suit against Baba Farid University


A civil suit has been filed in the district court of Chandigarh by Desh Bhagat University (DBU) of Fatehgarh Sahib against Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) of Faridkot. The case has been filed soliciting payment for the loss of Rs 1 crore as during the counselling of dental course the DBU was not invited by the BFUHS “intentionally”.

Sandeep Singh DBU’s Vice president has filed a civil suit against BFUHS in the court of Varun Nagpal, civil judge (Senior Division), soliciting recovery of overdue damages, along with interest.

The secretary to the government of Punjab, department of medical education and research had asked Baba Farid University to shift Gyan Sagar Institute students to other colleges in Punjab, however, the DBU was not allowed in the counselling, as per the petition filed by DBU.

The petition also stated that, for admissions to MBBS/BDS on government or management quota seats, on the basis of the merit list of NEET in government and private medical and dental institutes for the session 2017-18 onwards, BFUHS was authorized by the government of Punjab to conduct the admission. However, DBU was not invited by BFUHS for the counselling held from June 12 to June 23.

Thus, DBU sent letter to the university but Baba Farid university did not even replied to the letter. After which, the Ministry of health issued two letters to the registrar of Baba Farid University to also include the names of Desh Bhagat University of Dental courses in the counselling, however BFUHS did not obeyed the ministries letter.

The petition also read, Baba Farid university neither called the DBU during shifting of students to various medical colleges when it invited the principals of 14 colleges from June 17, 2017, to June 19, 2017, nor later in a special counselling for adjusting the leftover students of Gyan Sagar Institute.

The petition also mentioned that, this act of Baba Farid university continued to be biaed against Desh Bhagat University, because of which DBU had to suffer a loss of around Rs 1 crore and they should be compensated.

The matter is now scheduled to hearing on March 27, as Baba Farid University did not replied to the petition yet.


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