Madras High Court orders AICTE to issue public notice
The Madras High Court has ordered the AICTE to issue a public notice advising the students to attend their classes regularly. As directed by the High Court, the AICTE in its public notice will have to mention that regular absence from classes may result in the students losing an academic year. The press release will be published in English and Indian Language Newspapers.
The bench of judges comprising of Chief Justice A.P.Shah and Justice Prabha Sridevan has given the direction to the Deemed Universities to take prior permission from the UGC before starting a new course. Also, the UGC has been advised to be more active in the inspection of the campus. Meanwhile, the UGC has contended that it is the fault of the Deemed Universities to admit students without their approval.
The Deemed Universities have to show the status of the various courses including the faculty details on their websites, brochures and prospectus.