IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM WP(C).No. 36387 of 2010(W) 1. RAJADHANI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND ... Petitioner Vs 1. THE UNIVERSITY OF KERALA, ... Respondent 2. THE VICE CHANCELLOR, For Petitioner :SRI.KURIAN GEORGE KANNANTHANAM (SR.) For Respondent :SRI.M.RAJAGOPALAN NAIR The Hon'ble MR. Justice ANTONY DOMINIC Dated :15/12/2010 O R D E R ANTONY DOMINIC, J. ================ W.P.(C) NO. 36387 OF 2010 ===================== Dated this the 15th day of December, 2010 J U D G M E N T
Petitioner is the Manager of a Self Financing Engineering
College. According to the petitioner, for the academic year 2010-
11, petitioner obtained approval of the AICTE for starting the
course of B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics and also MBA. Based
on the approval, petitioner applied to the University for affiliation
for both the aforesaid courses for the academic year 2010-11.
After complying with all procedural formalities, University issued
Ext.P3 order of affiliation confining the same only to B.Tech
Course. Ext.P3 order does not state anything about the request
made by the petitioner for affiliation for MBA Course. In such
circumstances, petitioner made Ext.P4 representation to the
University. To this representation, there was no response. It is in
these circumstances, the writ petition has been filed.
2. The main contention raised by the learned Senior
counsel appearing for the petitioner is that Ext.P3 order issued by
the University does not even deal with its request for affiliation for
both the aforesaid courses. Although I heard the standing counsel
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appearing for the respondent University, who attempted to
sustain the stand taken by the University as reflected in Ext.P3
order, I am still not satisfied that the University has applied its
mind to the request of the petitioner to grant affiliation for MBA
Course. Therefore, I am satisfied that the petitioner has made out
a case for a direction to reconsider its request for affiliation to
MBA Course, which it has reiterated in Ext.P4 representation.
3. In that view of the matter, I direct the 2nd respondent to
consider Ext.P4 representation made by the petitioner and pass
orders thereon dealing with the request of the petitioner for
affiliation to MBA Course. Orders on Ext.P4 shall be passed as
expeditiously as possible at any rate within 4 weeks of production
of a copy of this judgment.
While I issue the direction as above, I also record the
submission of the learned senior counsel for the petitioner that
even if affiliation is granted, petitioner does not intent to admit
students for the academic year 2010-11.
ANTONY DOMINIC, JUDGE