The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has ordered the withdrawal of the moratorium on the first-year admission in 20 colleges after the institutes promised to fill vacant posts of teaching department in accordance with the norms of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.
A division bench of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Vinay Joshi stated in the judgment that if the colleges fail to follow the rules, then the university is free to act on them.
The university had banned 20 colleges from taking admission in the first year. The petitioners said that regular teachers have to be appointed if the working hours are more than 16 hours every week. But for the postgraduate courses, the working hours are not more than eight hours. There is a provision to appoint the same teacher for two papers. Therefore colleges cannot be barred from taking admission. The university also called attention to the rules and said that it is necessary to abide by the rules.
During the last hearing, the university had failed to give satisfactory answers. Therefore, the High Court issued summons to the officials. Dr. Vinayak Deshpande, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Neeraj Khati, Registrar and deans – Govardhan Khadekar, Dr. Pramod Sharma, Dr. Rajashree Vaishnav, and Dr. Anant Deshmukh were present in the court.
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