Allahabad HC: JSOS Students To Discontinue Courses at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University
Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench has set a single judge-bench directing students from a ‘bogus and fictitious’ organisation named Jharkhand State Open School (JSOS) cannot continue courses at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU).
The division bench including Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Dinesh Kumar asked for a special appeal by AKTU. The order by the single bench was passed dated 6 December 2019.
The Allahabad High Court noticed that JSOS is a bogus and fictitious organization in Ranchi. It issued false certificates along with 10+2 certificates to the respondents.
The division bench passed an order on June 10, 2020 stating: "In the case, when it has been categorically established that the Jharkhand State Open School, Ranchi is a bogus and fictitious organisation, which has issued certificates to the respondents for 10+2 standard and the certificates are not valid certificates, no equity lies in favour of the respondents and, they cannot be permitted to continue their degree courses in the private institutions affiliated to the university,"
The court further added, "They obtained the certificates to secure admissions in the private institutions affiliated to the appellant-University under the management quota, but certificates are neither valid nor legal."
Earlier the bench ordered students to continue their studies in the university. However, the development appeared after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University cancelled admissions to 371 students of JSOS.
The admission was cancelled considering the fact that the board was not registered. Following this many of those students appealed to the Allahabad High Court.