The Delhi high court on Friday directed the Indian Nursing Council (INC) to give accreditation to some of IGNOU's study centers, which earlier were denied for the same, within four weeks so that the students who completed Post Basic B. Sc (Nursing) course from the university would be found eligible to get admission to M. Sc course.
Justice V K Jain passed the judgment in favor of a batch of petitions filed by a large number of students asserting that they have done the Post Basic B. Sc (Nursing) course from IGNOU centers but were denied admission in M. Sc courses on the ground that their course is not recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.
While directing the council to abide by the order, the court said that the council would grant the necessary permission/NOC to the petitioners for admission to the M. Sc (Nursing) course on the base of Post Basic B. Sc (Nursing) degree awarded to them by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
However, the court asked IGNOU not to take further admission to Post Basic B. Sc course until the issue is fully resolved by the council.
The court further directed IGNOU to send to the Council a list of the study centers which are yet to be inspected and approved by the Council within the two weeks.
The court also listened to the university's statement saying that it had made payments for the physical inspection of its study centers by the INC members but the Council had inspected only a few of them.
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