SC pulls up AICTE for not adhering

SC pulls up AICTE for not adhering to court-mandated schedule

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the AICTE for not adhering to the schedule for granting recognition to institutions and not intimating this to the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in Uttar Pradesh, thereby endangering the prospects of students.

“We can be exemplarily ruthless in dealing with any flouting of our order,” an vacation bench of Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy said.

The bench asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to file an affidavit explaining the delay in intimating to the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University about the recognition granted by it to 612 institutions in Uttar Pradesh.

Based on the reply by AICTE, which is the regulator of technical education in the country, the court would decide “cost and damages” to be imposed on it, the court said.

The top court had set in December 2012 the schedule for grant of recognition to institutions which AICTE failed to adhered to.

The bench extended till June 10 the time for the university to grant or deny the affiliation and complete the process of admission according to the schedule given by it (university).

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