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Plea against state’s CET for diploma courses

The association of private unaided institutions conducting post-graduate diploma in business management (PGDBM ) courses has moved the Bombay high court challenging the state government’s decision to conduct a common entrance test (CET) for admitting students for the course.

mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2011 01:40 IST
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The association of private unaided institutions conducting post-graduate diploma in business management (PGDBM ) courses has moved the Bombay high court challenging the state government’s decision to conduct a common entrance test (CET) for admitting students for the course.

The petition will come up for hearing before a division bench comprising Chief Justice Mohit Shah and justice SJ Vazifdar on Friday.

In the petition filed through advocate ML Acharya, Consortium of Management Education said the association had planned to conduct its own CET and had informed the Directorate of Technical Education and the All India Council for Technical Education.

The association had also fixed the schedule and accordingly the CET was to be held on May 8, results were to be declared on May 19 and common admission process was to start from May 21.

The government, however, published a public notice on January 1, 2011 stating it would conduct CET for admission for PGDBM courses run by private unaided institutions.

The association said the state’s decision violated their constitutional right, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court in PA Inamdar’s case, in which it had been held that managements (of private unaided institutions) had unfettered fundamental right to choose students for admission subject to following fair and non-exploitative procedure.

“The insistence to conduct admission process for PGDBM despite their dismal performance is not only illegal and unconstitutional but is unreasonable,” states the petition.

Referring to the government’s purported failure in properly handling admissions for MBA course — in 2009-10, about 10,000 MBA seats had remained vacant — it added that the state machinery was incapable of handling the CET.