The college has permission to enroll 100 students but admissions were given to 200 students

Indore: Permitted to enrol 100 students in BEd course, the MB Khalsa College accepted admissions of twice the permitted number of students for session 2012-13. Now with just five days left for the exams to commence, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya has refused to entertain the additional lot even as the college is claiming that Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that admissions of all the 200 students are valid.

The clarity over the issue is expected in a day or two but as of now all the 200 students of the college are nervous as they do not know who among them, as per the university, are in the category of legal students and who are in illegal category. Till Thursday evening, the university had accepted examination forms of only 100 from the college saying that’s the permissible number of intake to it for session 2012-13.

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had reduced the intake limit of the college from 200 to 100 students as it failed to obtain accreditation certificate from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) within the prescribed time limit.

The NCTE in 2009 had made it mandatory for BEd colleges, which were granted additional intake after January 2006, to obtain accreditation certificate from NAAC by April 1, 2010. Khalsa College, which had started with an intake of 100 students, was granted additional intake of 100 more students in 2009.

The college was supposed to get accreditation certificate by April 1, 2010 failing which its additional intake would stand cancelled. The college did not obtain the requisite certificate therefore its additional intake was cancelled.  For two academic sessions, the Department of Higher Education that holds online counselling for the admissions in BEd colleges did not know about this development so it continued to allocate 200 students to the Khalsa College and the DAVV in turn held exams for all the admitted students of the college.

But recently when the DAVV came to known that the NCTE had reduced the intake limit of the college from 200 to 100 students, it accordingly granted affiliation for 100 students. On the basis of the affiliation letter, the examination department accepted examination forms of 100 out of 200 students of the college. Over the development, the college moved High Court claiming that it had applied for accreditation certificate in 2009 but the NAAC failed to grant the same to it within the stipulated time limit.

“The court ruled in our favour and termed admissions of all the 200 students in our college as valid. We have informed the university about it on Thursday. We have been assured of exams to all our students,” Khalsa College principal Meenakshi Parasar said.

The exam department said that they had received a representation from the college and anything regarding it could be said only after a legal advice on it.

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