Madurai Kamaraj University offered B.Ed Course for Open University Degree Holders

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court has ruled that a student, who has obtained a degree from an open university without completing the regular Plus Two course, is eligible to take up the B.Ed course offered by Madurai Kamaraj University.

A division bench comprising Justice A Kulasekaran and Justice P Murugesan, allowing a writ appeal by a girl who was not permitted to write B.Ed exams, ruled that Madurai Kamaraj University cannot insist on ’10+2+3′ pattern for admitting B.Ed students.

The judges observed that the single bench, before which the case had come up earlier, had not given valid reasons for dismissing the writ petition.

They pointed out that the university did not produce any regulation on the issue. Even the guidelines supposedly issued by the director of collegiate education were not placed before the court.

“In any event, when a particular course is introduced or offered by the university, they have to prescribe the guidelines.

No such guidelines or regulations had been formulated by the Madurai Kamaraj University which makes the candidates who studied in an open university ineligible to pursue the B.Ed course,” the court said.

Earlier, the candidate had submitted that though she was admitted to the B.Ed course offered by a college affiliated to the university, she was not permitted to write the examination as she could not produce Plus Two certificates.

She had only completed the open stream degree course offered by the Madras University.

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