After a single judge’s decision to not allow two institutes in the national capital to admit students on a provisional basis in professional courses offered at the institutes for the session 2016-17, the Delhi High Court has also refused to interfere in the decision. The Delhi High Court said that the interim order will not be in the favor of students.
The appeal filed by Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Technology and Guru Teg Bahadur Polytechnic Institute was dismissed by a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. A temporary stay was sought on the operations of AICTE as per the letter sent on April 19, 2016, that set the institutes in ’o admission’ category for the 2016-17 session.
The court in its verdict said that it would be irrelevant to allow the colleges to start admissions at the end of the admission season. They decided not to interfere with the order under the appeal.
The appeal was made by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management (DSGM) Committee after the single judge’s interim order passed on August 2. DSGM regulates the two institutions mentioned above.
The judge said stated that allowing admissions was not possible as it would put the career of students at a risk.
The admissions were put on hold by the AICTE as a result of failure on the part of the DSGM Committee to fulfill their commitment of shifting the polytechnic institute to Rajouri Garden before October 2015.
Despite the commitments made by the committee, the two institute continued their functions from the campus of Guru Harkrishan Public School at Vasant Vihar, Delhi.
AICTE later stated that the Rajouri Garden land was allotted to the committee to shift the polytechnic college to that area. However, the DSGM Committee disregarded AICTE’s regulations and had set up the technology institute on that land instead of the polytechnic.