CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a writ petition praying for a directive to the vice-chancellor and registrar of Indian Maritime University (IMU), Uthandi near Chennai to lay down regulations or procedures as mandated by Statute 44 (2) of Indian Maritime University Statute.
Justice KK Sasidharan ordered the notice, returnable by June 7, while entertaining a writ petition from Dr GS Parasher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Indian Maritime University Campus, Mumbai, on May 4.
The interim prayer of Parasher, who is also one of the members of the Academic Council of the university, is for a directive to the V-C and registrar not to conduct the 15th meeting of the Council at Chennai on Monday (May 9), till the regulations/procedures were framed.
According to advocate G Krishnakumar, the duo are empowered to make regulations, statutes and ordinances consistent with the IMU Act for conducting its business under section 31 of the Act. However, the V-C and the registrar convened the Council’s 15th meeting on May 9 at Chennai ignoring the Act and statute, particularly Statute 44(2) of IMU.