Court seeks detail of action taken against institutions admitting unqualified students



Shimla. Dec 9: Himachal Pradesh High Court has sought details about action taken against technical institutions admitting unqualified students with impunity.

Division bench comprising of Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rajiv Sharma directed the Director of Technical Education and Secretary, Dharmshala to apprise the court about the action taken to de-affiliate technical institutions, admitting unqualified students with impunity. The Court today passed these orders on the petition of a student Khwaja Bahuddin, who had alleged that he was studying in a private polytechnic institute at Kala Amb, where he was admitted without passing his matriculation examination.

He alleged that he had paid all the fees, but he is not being assigned roll number to sit in the first semester examinations scheduled to be held this month. Court also directed the Secretary (Technical Education) and Director (Education) to be present in the court on December 14 to explain what was the cut off date for admission to government and private polytechnics and if the date was extended for admission to management quota seats. The court also directed them to explain whether the candidate who qualified during extended period could be treated qualified for admission in the same session. The court also has also inquired about the persons under government directorate to decide about the issues of regularity and legality of admission and in case any polytechnic student has been found to be admitted after the cut off date without eligibility, what action the Director (Education) has taken.

The court also asked them to explain whether there was relaxation in qualification from 50 percent to 35 percent in case of admission to management quota and reasons therefor. The matter is now posted for December 14, 2011.

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