A Bench of Allahabad High Court
consisting of Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari
and Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal
made an observation in a matter at hand while showing displeasure over the move of appellants/petitioners' institution to fill 25 seats in B.Ed. course directly despite the fact that 25 candidates belonging to the SC and ST were recommended for admission through the centralized counselling.
They stated, "Education in the State Has Been Taken as a Business or an Industry to Sell the Degrees". The Court also said that it was inclined to send the matter to the National Council for Teacher Education (N.C.T.E.) for appropriate action (including the de-recognition of the institution looking to their conduct). But for the reason that N.C.T.E. is not a party to this appeal as well as to the petition, itrefrained to take suo-moto cognizance, but warned the institution not to indulge in the practice of nature referred in the order.
"It would be an extraordinary situation when none of the candidates recommended by the centralized counseling for admission would refuse to take admission whereas everybody is in dire need to pursue B.Ed. course for getting appointment on the post of Teacher," observed the Court.
It was argued that the rule permits direct admission in a situation when the candidates fail to take admission and accordingly, there was no illegality in the action of the institution to give direct admission to other set of twenty five candidates/students. [READ ORDER]