Archives August 2003

In a significant ruling that is likely to give a major relief to thousands of students across the country, the Supreme Court on Thursday put a complete ban on capitation Fee rampantly charged by all private professional colleges, The Apex Court also put these colleges fee structure to scrutiny in each stale by a committee headed by a retired high court judge. Moving clarification about certain ambiguities in the landmark judgment on Minority Educational Institutions {MEIs) given last year, an Apex Court five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice V N Khare in its 4-1 majority verdict declared that "under no circumstances the educational colleges could charge capitation lee Of indulge in profiteering." Reiterating that all educational institutions in India were set up for charitable purposes, the bench sold the government should consider framing regulations to cancel the recognition and the affiliation given lo private colleges if these charged capitation more...


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