India

HC directs JU to regularize admission with costs Rs 20,000 each student from College

gy correspondent Jammu may 4
[ May 04, 2017 ] Jammu: In a petition filed by Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing regularizing the admissions of three out of five students, who were admitted to three years B.Sc. Nursing Course by the petitioner-Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing under the Court Order dated 20.08.2013.Justice BS Walia of J&K High Court Jammu Wing after hearing Adv Amit Gupta for the petitioner college whereas Adv WS Nargal appearing for the Jammu University observed that Adv WS Nargal appearing on behalf of University of Jammu contends that five candidates, who were admitted pursuant to Court order, were, in fact, the candidates who had never applied in terms of the notification for admission within the period of time stipulated therein and that the petitioner-college had admitted the candidates on their own.Adv Amit Gupta appearing for the petitioner states that in view of three out of five candidates having completed three years B.Sc. Nursing Course, it would be in the interest of justice, that their admissions be regularized and their results ordered to be declared on such terms as this Court may deem fit and proper, so that the future of the candidates in question does not suffer.Adv WS Nargal further said that the University would not oppose such a direction subject to the condition that exemplary costs be imposed on the petitioner-college for making admissions in derogation of the notification for admission and the University Statutes and further that the same be ordered to be as a onetime exception and not to be treated as a precedent.Justice BS Walia after hearing both the sides in length dismissed the peititon with the observations that the career of the students would be seriously jeopardized taking into account the fact that the students were admitted to three years B.Sc. Nursing Course under order of this Court and have since completed the course, it would be in the interest of justice, if their admissions are regularized by the University and their results declared within four weeks from today.Court further observed that in view the fact that the admissions were made by the petitioner-college in derogation of the notification for admission and the University Statutes, it is deemed fit to order the petitioner-College to deposit a sum of Rs.20,000/- per student admitted in derogation of the notification for the admission and the University Statutes as exemplary costs to be paid by the petitioner-college to the University of Jammu. This order shall not be treated as a precedent in future and shall be treated as a one time exception. On costs being deposited by the petitioner-college with the University of Jammu, the University of Jammu shall take steps to regularize the admissions of students, who were admitted, declare their results within four weeks from the date of deposit of the amount in question and to issue them degrees in respect of the course undertaken by the said candidates as per rules subject to their having passed the examination in question. Xxxxxx