BENGALURU: A vacation bench of Justice Anand Byrareddy and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar on Tuesday permitted KLE University and five other deemed-to-be-universities to publish the calendar of events and conduct their own entrance tests for post-graduate and under-graduate courses.
The universities had challenged the amended Sections 2(ff), 4B and 5(iii) of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) (Amendment) Act, 2015. The amendments will take away their rights, the universities said.
They have contended that the authorities, after keeping the issue in abeyance for nine years, issued a letter on December 15, 2015 stating that they are implementing the Karnataka Professional Education Regulation (Regulation of Admissions and Determination of Fee) Act of 2006 from 2015-16 onwards.
While Section 2(ff) includes deemed-to-be-universities, Section 4B, apart from specifying methods of admission, also mandates constitution of an association for conduct of common entrance test besides directing for 25 per cent seats to be filled by CET conducted by the state government and quota for the state government. The varsities said that they are governed by the UGC Act and therefore the state cannot impose rules upon them.