SC permits TN colleges to fill up vacancies
New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) The Supreme Court today permitted private unaided professional colleges in Tamil Nadu to fill up about 16800 vacancies in engineering colleges on the basis of marks obtained by the students in 10 plus 2 examination.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal, Justice C K Thakker and Justice P K Balasubramanyan granted the permission on an application filled by consortium of self financing professional arts and science colleges in Tamil Nadu.
About 240 colleges across the state of Tamil Nadu and 153 are the members of the applicant association.
As per the order of the court passed today even the students those were not taken common entrance test (CAT) conducted by the government can be given admission.
The last date for admission can also be extended by the private colleges till September 30 2006.
The court also permitted the state of Tamil Nadu to send such students who are eligible as per the merit list prepared by the state government on the basis of performance of the student in CET.
The consortium pleaded before the court that seats lying vacant shall go waste if private colleges are not permitted to make admissions and it would also put a question mark against the survival of such self financing institutions which are solely dependent on the fees collection from the students.
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