HC stays UGC notice to Manipal varsity

HC stays UGC notice to Manipal varsity

The UGC had stated that the Manipal institution cannot use the term of ‘University’ as it conferred with 'Manipal Deemed University' status. But it can use the term while issuing certificate and its communications.

It alleged that the institution was misleading public and students with the ‘term’ University.  “The fact is that only the government bodies such as state government are the only authorities to establish Universities, even though they are granted the status of deemed university,” the notice said.

Notification stayed

The High Court on Wednesday stayed the notification issued by the Karnataka State Law University making an Entrance Test (ET) mandatory for the admission of law courses from the academic year 2010-2011.

Hearing a petition by Karnataka Private Law College Association, Justice Abdul Nazeer stayed the notification issued on July 16, 2010.

The university had made ET compulsory and reduced the intake from 80 to 60 students. The petitioner had challenged the same in the court.

“The admission to the law courses has been decreased, only average students are pursuing the law degree, the law colleges are  depending upon the students, so making compulsory ET will affect the admissions,” the petitioner argued in the court.

Order reserved                        

The High Court has reserved its order regarding a petition filed by two nursing students of two different colleges in the city seeking direction to their college managements to issue hall tickets to help them write their first year examinations.

While hearing the batch of petition filed by a private nursing college, Justice Abdul Nazeer reserved the order.

The students contended that the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science had not approved the admissions of the students, hence they were  denied the hall tickets.

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