Nagpur: When many aggrieved students who were granted admission to engineering colleges in the state on the basis of their JEE marks, during first round of Centralized Admission Process on the basis on their JEE marks and later cancelled saying they were erroneously granted admission had moved the courts.
While reprimanding the officials of State Technical Education department Justice Vasanti A Naik of Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court had said that many of the systems which the DTE is following are untrustworthy. The admission procedure followed was bogus.
The officials of DTE had allegedly submitted an affidavit in which they had accepted that there were some problems and some error of commission and omission which had caused this problem to the students.
Justice Vasanti A Naik had directed the DTE to restore all the cancelled admissions and to design a fool-proof and reliable system. The CAP rounds will be the same but the conditions of eligibility will clearly be mentioned.
In a big reprieve to the students, all the cancelled admissions were restored in the fourth round of Centralized Admission Process.
It could be mentioned here that in a weird development which rendered the fate of many JEE appeared students in deep dark, the State Technical Education department had hastily cancelled the admission of all the students who were granted admission to engineering colleges in the State on the basis of their JEE marks, during first round of Centralized Admission Process. In the bulk messages sent to hordes of admitted students, the STE had informed the students that their admissions are cancelled as those were erroneoulsy granted. Many students who felt that gross injustice has been meted out to them have approached the Courts. This is scenario not only of Nagpur but Aurangabad, Yawatmal, Wardha etc.
The authorities of State Technical Education had allegedly woken up from their slumber and had realized that there is a new notification which states that the students seeking admissions into Engineering Colleges situated in Maharashtra should clear the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test (MHTCET). All other tests cannot be considered for admissions.