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Mahatma Gandhi University is not allowed to admit students in Delhi Institute: Delhi High Court

Feb 4, 2014 15:42 IST

    The Delhi high court has directed the Mahatma Gandhi University in Meghalaya to not to allow admissions to student through a fashion institute in Delhi for any of its courses.

    High Court of Delhi on 30 January has prohibited the University from taking admissions of students in its degree, diploma and certificate courses in fashion institute ‘Fashionista’, after a student Mohammad Sajid filed a plea and alleged the institute for running unlawfully. The plea added that Mahatma Gandhi University may harm the careers of the enrolled students.

    The plea stated that the university has been set up by an act of the legislature of Meghalaya as state private university; the government permitted the university to award degrees, by following the guidelines of the UGC (University Grants Commission) under its main campus and for regular students only. However, the plea alleged the University for violating the laws, as it has expanded its functioning beyond its territorial jurisdiction. It added that no other course is valid and legit run by this university beyond the border of the states.

    Upon hearing, the justice said that Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, is barred from admitting any student in Delhi for any course, and posted the matter further till 26 August.

    The plea also appealed to blacklist Fashionista, by mentioning it of illegally running the courses.

    Sajid told about his taking admission in the University to a diploma course in interior design for 2012-14 academic session and have also deposited more than 1 lac fees so far.

    However, later in between the course he came to know the claims of the institute to be false and baseless which were mentioned in the advertisement as well as in the prospectus.

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