HC displeased over poor quality of education

HC displeased over poor quality of education

The High Court has expressed displeasure over the standard of education being imparted in the colleges and universities of the State.

Justice S Abdul Nazeer - sharing his experience of evaluating the answer sheets of advocates who appeared for the exam for the posts of district judge - observed that the standard of education had deteriorated so badly that he felt like suspending these advocates from practising and cancelling their registration. 

While hearing a petition filed by Shree Devi Trust, a study centre of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), which had challenged the derecognition of the university and the cancellation of the study centre, the bench asked if the KSOU was being run in a building or under a tree and if it had a building and infrastructure of its own.

In September 2015, the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a notification, derecognising and cancelling the study centres. The study centre has approached the court, saying that UGC does not have the authority to derecognise as it only grants funds to the universities and that the recognition is given under the UGC legislation.

The counsel for the study centre said that there were over 2,000 students in the centre and that they had filed criminal cases against the centre following the derecognition. The UGC has contended that degrees were sold in these study centres and hence, the university has been derecognised. The court asked the vice-chancellor or the registrar of  the KSOU to be present before the court and adjourned the hearing to March 3.

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