The Delhi High Court today refused to interfere with a single judge’s decision of not allowing two institutes here to admit students in professional courses for the 2016-17 session on a provisional basis, saying the interim order will be “against the interest of the students”.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal dismissed the appeal of Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Technology and Guru Teg Bahadur Polytechnic Institute, which sought interim stay on the operation of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) April 19, 2016 letter, placing them under “no admission” category for 2016-17.
“No purpose would be served by permitting the appellants to admit the students at the fag end of the admission schedule. At any rate, such a direction by way of an interim order is against the interest of the students and, therefore we do not find any reason to interfere with the order under the appeal,” the court said.
Run by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management (DSGM) Committee, the two institutes came in appeal against the single judge’s August 2 interim order, which refused to allow them to admit students in professional courses, saying it would put the career of pupils at “risk”.
The two institutes with sanctioned intake capacities of 600 and 420 students respectively had move the high court against the order of AICTE placing them under “no admission” category for 2016-17.
They had also sought a stay on AICTE orders to let them go ahead with admissions.
Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Technology has undergraduate engineering courses, while Guru Teg Bahadur Polytechnic Institute is affiliated to the Board of Technical Education, Delhi, and conducts diploma courses.
AICTE had put the admissions on hold as DSGM Committee had failed to fulfil its commitment to shift the polytechnic institute to Rajouri Garden before October 2015.
Both the institute and polytechnic continued to operate from the premises of Guru Harkrishan Public School at Vasant Vihar here.
AICTE had contended that the land at Rajouri Garden had been specifically allotted for running the polytechnic, but the DSGM Committee, instead of setting up of a polytechnic on the land, set up the technology institute.
(Source : PTI)