The Punjab and Haryana high court has denied relief to about 40 students of bachelors of education (BEd) courses in various private colleges whose admission were not found to be in accordance with rules.
The high court bench of justice RK Jain dismissed five petitions filed by the private colleges in 2014, after the Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, denied issuing roll numbers to these students.
The institutes include Yaduvanshi College of Education, Modern College of Education, Mata Vaishno Devi College of Education and Aravali College of Education, all affiliated to MDU.
The petitioners were admitted in the academic session 2013-14. In June 2014, after the petitions were filed, the court had allowed the students to sit in the examination, but said further developments would be subservient to the final outcome of the writ petition.
In its judgement on Tuesday, referring to the admissions done by Yaduvanshi College of Education, the court recorded that the institute had an intake capacity of 200 students.
The court said the college admitted 187 students in 2013-14 through counselling conducted by a state university as mandated by the state government, but also gave admission to 12 more students who were not part of the government mandated process.
The high court in its order recorded that nothing has been brought on record by the petitioner to substantiate that “prior approval” had been taken from the respondent university before admitting those 12 students. The high court also refused to issue any direction to the state and MDU stating that these students were not admitted in accordance with law and admissions were conducted without any prior approval from competent authority.