Self-Financing Colleges need not Follow the Single Window System of Admission

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Self-Financing Colleges need not Follow the Single Window System of Admission

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu Self – Financing Colleges of Education Management Association and others on a special leave petition filed by Tamil Nadu against a Madras High Court judgment, holding that self-financing colleges need not follow the single window system of admission to B.Ed.

The High Court had quashed a July 4, 2007 government order, directing self-financing colleges offering B.Ed. to surrender 50 per cent of their seats to the government quota and follow the single window system.

In its judgment dated August 17, 2007, the High Court had said that for admission to B.Ed., students were drawn from various streams of studies with varied subjects, and in the absence of any entrance test, there was no possibility of admitting the students on an equitable basis.

A Bench of Justice B.N. Agrawal and Justice G.S. Singhvi issued notice on the State government’s appeal and directed that the matter posted along with a batch of petitions challenging the High Court judgment upholding the abolition of the Common Entrance Test for admission to professional courses.

Justifying the single window system, the special leave petition said the State had the right to introduce a procedure for admission of students of any course to alleviate their difficulties and to avoid heavy expenses.

Recommendations

The single window system was introduced on the recommendations of the Director of Collegiate Education, who had said that the existing procedure was causing hardship to students.

The petition sought quashing of the judgment.