Published On : Fri, Oct 31st, 2014

High Court dismisses RTMNU petition seeking permission to declare results of special exams


Delivering a shattering blow, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition filed by Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University seeking permission for declaring results of special examinations. The next hearing on issue will be held on November 10.
Justice Bhushan Dharmadikari and Justice Purkaraj Bora dismissed the petition of RTMNU seeking permission to declare the results of special exams. The Court questioned the University about the qualification of the students and how many students had appeared for the special exam. The RTMNU had not submitted the details of the special exams in the High Court prompting the Judges to dismiss the petition.
It is significant to mention that the RTMNU had given permission for holding special exams for a total of 6616 students of 63 colleges out of 250 banned colleges. The issue of special exams was pending with Governor’s Office. These 63 colleges had completed the process of appointing at least one regular teacher. Subsequently, the RTMNU regularized the admissions of 6616 students and thus paved the way for conducting the special exam that started from August 28 and lasted till September 26. However, only 2900 students appeared for the special exams.
The RTMNU, by a notification issued on June 7, 2013, had barred admissions in 250 colleges for not having a single regular teacher and for indulging in other irregularities. The ban had become a flashpoint of a major showdown between college managements and the RTMNU leading to dozens of agitations.
The issue of no regular teachers in more than 250 colleges had hogged the limelight in RTMNU. A petition directing these colleges to appoint regular teachers was filed in the High Court by Sunil Mishra. Subsequently, the High Court had issued notices to RTMNU and State Government in the preliminary hearings. The issue was also hotly debated in Academic Council and Management Council. Later, the Academic Council decided to hold special exam of students of those colleges having 50 percent teachers. However, the petitioner Sunil Mishra objected to the decision of Academic Council of conducting special exam by forwarding the 50 percent condition. Moreover, Mishra further claimed that the proposal of Academic Council was not submitted to the High Court. The special exams were held with the permission of the High Court and the Court had ordered the RTMNU to declare the results only after final ruling. However, the RTMNU filed the petition seeking permission to declare the results as soon as the special exams were over. But the petition was dismissed. The next hearing will be held on November 10.