HC directs varsity to grant degree certificates to Aloysius students

Posted on Jun 21st, 2010 and filed under Youth Affairs.

MANGALORE: The State High Court has directed the Mangalore University to grant degree certificates to the post-graduate degree students who studied at the St Aloysius College during the year 2007-2008.

Thirteen students had moved the High Court questioning the University decision against not granting the degree certificates to them solely for the reason that the college management had not paid their registration fees.

Edmond Frank, President of the St Aloysius College Alumni Association has said that the High Court has given clear instructions to the University that the dispute between the college and the University should not come in the way of the future of the students.

It is learnt, the college had owed a registration fee of Rs 39,11680 to the University and had alleged that the University had levied fees at its own whims and fancies as it does not consider the students of Aloysius College (Autonomous) as its students.

Meanwhile, when the University did not grant certificates to the students who completed their studies during 2007-2008, the court said it was not proper to play with the future of the students by not granting them certificates.

Even the St Aloysius College Principal has said that the University cannot impose fees on autonomous colleges.

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