Nagpur News: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has raised its highly powerful hammer before hitting hard to Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). The High Court has posed a pointed question over reasons for dropping the 51 colleges from the list of 338 blacklisted colleges. The High Court has ordered the RTMNU to file an affidavit in this connection on August 12.
It may be recalled that the RTMNU had blacklisted and barred admissions to 338 colleges for not having regular teachers. The RTMNU published the list of blacklisted colleges by uploading it on NU’s website. However, the RTMNU amended the list by dropping the names 71 colleges affiliated to Gondwana University and 51 professional courses colleges affiliated to RTMNU. The High Court poser is on the same aspect : Why dropping of 51 colleges from the list?
Sunil Mishra had filed a petition in the High Court charging the RTMNU of connivance with the colleges having no regular teachers. After the petition was filed, the RTMNU initially barred admissions to 338 colleges. The RTMNU after some days amended the list and a fresh list of 250 colleges was provided to the High Court. The Vidvat Parishad and Management Council of RTMNU advocated appointment of adhoc teachers if the colleges are not getting qualified regular teachers. However, there is no provision in the Maharashtra Unversities Act of appointing adhoc teachers. Moreover, the State Government bluntly refused to accept RTMNU’s policy decision on appointment of adhoc teachers.
The High Court’s attention was drawn towards the dropping of engineering and other professional courses colleges having no regular teachers. The High Court then questioned the RTMNU why the 51 colleges were dropped from the list of blacklisted colleges and which are the colleges (names of colleges). Adv Rohit Deo informed the Court that the 51 colleges told the RTMNU of completing shortcomings and other formalities. The High Court then again posed a pointed query: The shortcomings were there while barring the admissions to the colleges then how suddenly the shortcomings were completed that warranted dropping of the 51 colleges from the list?
The High Court has ordered to inform the Court about the shortcomings faced by the colleges and how many shortcomings were removed? The RTMNU has been directed by the High Court file an affidavit in this regard by August 12.