The Kerala High Court on Monday came to the rescue of a lecturer who was directed to write the PG examination afresh after 17 years.
The court held that the University cannot compel him to write the examination for a mistake committed by it. Justice P N Ravindran passed the order while considering a petition filed by S Suresh, lecturer in School of Medical Education, challenging the MG University Vice-Chancellor’s order to cancel the degree awarded to him.
The court also quashed MG University’s order on July 7, 2010, cancelling the results of the examination held in 1993. Suresh passed MSc in Biochemistry in 1994 and a consolidated mark list was issued on October 20.
However, when he applied for a copy of the mark list of the MSc degree, the university said that Suresh has not passed two out of the four papers for which he had appeared in 1993.
Counsel for the petitioner P S Pradeep submitted that the stand taken by the University cannot be accepted and he also pointed out a HC order that a student cannot be compelled to appear for another examination after three years.
The court directed the university to treat the petitioner as having passed the Msc degree final examination.