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New Delhi: Supreme Court of India put a fine of five crore rupees on Mysuru based JSS Medical college as the college had taken more admissions than its sanctioned strength.
The college was allowed to have 150 MBBS seats but it took 200 admissions. An Apex court in 2012 had rejected the plea of JSS Medical College to be allowed to increase the seats. Supreme Court called it a necessity to deal with those who are not comprehending to the law.
However, the students were allowed to stay and complete their courses and Court said there was no point for not letting students complete the course.
The number of students in India is so high these days that there is a lack of colleges. While the government colleges do not have enough seats, the need of private colleges increases.
All the colleges are crowded up with the number of students and it gives a chance to all those colleges who are looking to earn money to maximize this situation.
The decision by the Supreme Court is encouraging as it sends a signal to all the colleges, government and privates to follow the rules.
The number of students in a class actually impacts the quality of the teaching in a negative manner. Many colleges are running classes with too many students present in the class and which is why some of the students do not get the attention and get left behind.
JSS Medical college will have to pay the hefty fine for ignoring the court order but with this decision, Court hopes to make educational institute follow the rules in future.
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The emergence of the Industrial Revolution in Victorian England brought with it many apprehensions and fears that translated into a new genre in literature: the gothic. Today, the idea of the gothic does not have to much with literature as much as it is associated with fashion.
The Victorians began to wear black more often during the Industrial Revolution to hide the stains of soot on their clothes. Many of the working class were employed in factories. They were newly introduced to technology, the idea of coal as fuel, and the working of machines to serve a certain purpose. This kind of work was hard and messy. Wearing light colours burdened the tired folk when the stubborn stains did not get washed away.
The steam engine was invented to make locomotion easier for the masses, but it brought fear to the people. They had led quiet and simple lives till now, and suddenly their world was infiltrated with loud noises and smoke. Dark places became synonymous with evil deeds and mysteries. It was from this time that horror gained a place in the imaginations of people and artists.
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The gothics of today are those who have held on to these practices. There is no need to fear smoke and noise anymore, but the goths wear black clothes all the time, paint their skin a pale shade, to contrast their clothes, and wear bright shades of red. The traditional gothics decorated themselves with jewellery bearing religious significances, as the belief in Dracula and vampires emerged in the Victorian period. Today, it is a trend to wear studded crosses, or crosses made of black metal either as neck chokers, or earrings.
Modern goths also wear bright monotones to show their patronage of a certain style or order of the goths. They can be seen in neon shades of green, pink, and yellow, often sporting piercings, and matching hair. Their tastes are metallic, and they have an uncanny love for tattoos.
Designers consistently include gothic tastes and styles in their clothing lines to create inclusivity for this subculture. Being gothic, or identifying with them is somewhat a concern even in today's society, and such people are often stigmatised to the extent that it is considered a mental illness associated with the dark arts. The phenomenon is mostly observed in teenagers, and often phases out when they reach adulthood, depending on their sphere of influence.
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