HC reserves verdict on nursing college admission

Royal College of Nursing had filed the petition challenging the single judge order that upheld the decision of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) refusing approval for the admission of 60 students for 2009-10. 

The college had introduced a course in ‘Post certificate BSc’ in Nursing and had sought consent of affiliation. It had also submitted an application to the Indian Nursing Council (INC) for permission to start the course from the academic year 2009-10. The  INC inspected the college on September 23, 2009 and issued the certificate.

The RGUHS granted the certificate of consent of affiliation for the academic year 2009-10 through its order dated May 25, 2010, the petitioner stated.

Though the college submitted the admission statement within the stipulated time, the University refused to approve the admissions.

The college argued that the impugned order is contrary to materials, facts and law on records and is liable to be set aside. It stated the single judge has not noticed that the college has secured necessary approval and permission from the competent authority.
The single judge has also failed to notice that the INC had inspected the college and granted permission, the petitioner argued.

The Division Bench comprising Justice V G Sabhahit and Justice B Manohar has reserved the judgment.

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