SC no to student thrown out of college midway
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 03, 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 03, 2009, 18:14

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