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SC no to student thrown out of college midway

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 18:14

New Delhi, June 03: Beware! If you do not fulfil
the minimum cut-off marks for admission, you could be thrown
out of the college even if you are already half way through
the course, the Supreme Court has ruled.

The ruling could be an eye-opener for thousands of
students seeking admissions to various colleges and
universities both private and government in the country.

In the instant case, Rushi Kurijsm, a second-year
student of Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mahalaxmi Jagdamba
Mahavidyalaya in Maharashtra, realised it the hard way with
the Supreme Court refusing to come to his rescue. The college
is affiliated to Nagpur University.

The apex court rejected the plea of the tribal student
that if he was removed midway from the college midway it would
ruin his career.

Despite counsel Dushayant Parashar`s persistent plea,
a bench of Justices B N Aggrawal and G S Singhvi ordered that
in case Rushi files an application with the college
authorities for refund of fees the same "shall be considered
on merits in accordance with law."

According to Rushi, after passing out his 12th
standard with 43 per cent marks he applied for admission in
the four-year BFA course from the college in June 2006. He
was admitted to the college and completed his first year.

He was allowed to write the exam and given the
marksheet declared.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 18:14
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