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DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
Yamuna Nagar (District Yamuna Nagar)
Haryana, IndiaPin Code : 135001
DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana is a recognised institute / college. DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana was established on / in 1958.
Principal of DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana is Dr. Ms. Sushma Arya (Mobile 9215087200, 9446117105).
DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana is situated in Yamuna Nagar of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Yamuna Nagar comes under Yamuna Nagar Tehsil, Yamuna Nagar District.
Fax # of DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana is +91-1732-260561.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana is (are) : 262323.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana are 9355370603, 092150-87200-12.
email ID(s) is
Website of DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana is www.davyamunanagar.com/, www.davyamunanagar.in.
Chairman : Sh. Parkash Jee Chopra (Phone 011-23556397, Fax. No.- 011-27450279).
General Secretary : Sh. R.S. Sharma (Phone 011-23515952 Fax. No. 011-23515953).
Contact Details of DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana are : Telephone: +91-1732-224674, 228152, 260561, 228151(O), 233486
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CoursesDAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar Haryana runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Bsc, B.Com, MA, BA, BCA, M.COM, MSc, and more Diploma Courses
Approval details: DAV College for Girls is affiliated with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
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NAAC report of DAV College for GirlsSECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
D.A.V. College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar was established in July, 1958 by a few social workers with an aim to cater to the higher education needs of the girls of the twin industrial towns of Yamuna Nagar and Jagadhri and equip them for social empowerment with a strong base of values and culture in the name of the great social reformer Swami Daya Nand Saraswati. In 1980 it was taken over by the D.A.V. College Managing Committee, New Delhi an educational trust which runs more than 650 institutions. The college is situated on a campus of 7700 yards. The total enrolment of students is 1850. It has a faculty strength of 37 permanent and 24 temporary and 4 part-time qualified teachers. The support staff include 16 technical and 23 administrative members to sustain its multi-faculty under-graduate and post-graduate academic programs.
It is permanently affiliated to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and is included in the list of colleges maintained by the UGC under sections 2(f) and 12 B of its Act of 1956 since April, 1965. It continues to receive grant-in-aid from the state government as per its notified norms and procedures.
The college prepared its self-assessment report in November,2002 and volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore which constituted a Peer Team comprising Prof. Santosh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P) as Chairman and Prof. K.K. Bajaj Former Dean of Colleges-cum-Director (CDC) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and Prof. R.K. Sharma, Principal, Government Mohindra College, Patiala as members, to visit the college and validate the self-study report. NAAC deputed Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai - its Academic Consultant to coordinate the visit of the team.
The Team visited the college on 28th and 29th October, 2003. The Peer team after visiting all departments and support services, interacting with the Principal, Management, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Parents Alumni and verifying all available documents drafted the Peer Team Report in the following paragraph based on the seven criteria laid down by NAAC.
SECTION 2: CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
In tune with the vision of its founding fathers aiming at women's empowerment through higher education the college offers a number of programs through its twenty one departments in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce. Besides its six degree level conventional subjects, it offers courses such as Food Science & Quality Control, Industrial Microbiology, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Home Science, Music (Vocal), BCA, M.A. (English), M.Sc. (Software), Sales Promotion and Sales Management. Affiliated to Kurukshetra University the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University and examinations are conducted accordingly. Faculty members have little representation in the University decision making bodies and hence their contribution to the revision of curriculum or redesigning of syllabi is limited. The college has yet to formulate mechanism to collect feedback from academic peers and employers to assess the feasibility and viability of the courses offered by it. But the students have enough elective options to choose combinations of subjects to suit their requirements. The academic core of their studies is supplemented by value education as enshrined in the tenets of Arya Samaj and the students are offered participation in Yajana sessions besides exposure in Open Hall discussions on moral issues. The college has formed liaison with a number of neighboring industrial and business houses in and around Yamuna Nagar, Jagadhri, Ambala and Paonta Sahib besides interaction opportunities with visiting teachers from other institutions and Kurukshetra University. The college has subject committees for gainful exposure and confidence building measures among its students with the help of its teachers.
The college provides value based education by organising Yajana, distribution of religion books and celebration of birthdays of religious leaders.
CRITERION II: TEACHING-LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admitting its under-graduate students on the basis of merit in the qualifying examinations and its post-graduate students on the basis of entrance test conducted by Kurukshetra University, it offers twelve programs at the undergraduate level and three at the post-graduate level. The teaching is largely done through conventional methods and tools, however, some of the faculties use OHP and LCD to supplement the class room teaching. Laboratory manuals are used in the practical classes. The brilliant students are given additional inputs and incentives in the shape of free books and stipends. The teachers prepare teaching plans and create a time frame for executing the same accordingly. The college has about 165 teaching days. The academic schedule for the year is notified in the Prospectus and is adhered to fully. The college monitors the performance of its students through periodic class tests and assignments. The college does not follow the method of self-appraisal and follows the practice of Annual Confidential Reports to evaluate the performance of teachers. The annual examination results are generally taken into considerations for this. The faculty is encouraged to participate in Orientation and Refresher courses in Academic Staff Colleges in the country. The Departments of Food Science and Quality Control, Computer Science and M.B.E have significant linkages with other institutions to promote academic enrichment and placements.
The teachers have regular cordial interaction on academic issues and problems and offer counseling to students despite the fact that there are no remedial coaching or classes as such for socially or educationally disadvantaged students. However they are involved in making their students empowered and self-reliant in all walks of life.
The recruitment of teachers is as per the norms of the UGC and the University.
The Management has appointed a few full time and a number of part time/temporary teachers to fill up the void created due to the ban on recruitment of teachers.
The students are encouraged to participate in elocution competition, essay writing and quiz competitions.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
Besides its conventional undergraduate courses the college imparts education in Post-graduate subjects such as Business Economics, Software and English as per syllabi prescribed by Kurukshetra University. Fourteen teachers are Ph.D holders and seventeen are M.Phil. holders. Principal who is also a faculty of English department is a recognized research guide and has successfully guided two Ph.Ds and a number of M.Phils. A few teachers have participated in national seminars. Some of its teachers have exposure to research in their respective areas. But the institutional constraints of research environment are obvious even while the individual teachers have some research output to their credit in the shape of publications and participation in workshops, seminars and other research activities. Lack of a research culture in the college is evident and requires motivation on the part of teachers, principal and management to take up minor research projects and also to publish the research data in reputed journals. Some extension activities in the areas of social involvement and awareness are in the shape of blood donation camps, environment preservation, adult literacy, community development, aids awareness, etc., in which the students and teachers are involved. The college has plans to get involved with the national NGOs for these outreach and extension programs. The college does not undertake any type of consultancy work.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college has ample infrastructure and facilities to cater to academic and co-curricular activities of students and teachers. The college has two three storeyed buildings housing Principal's office, Administrative office, lecture theatres, Library, Laboratory, Seminar Hall, Multi-Media Centre, Common Room and Computer Laboratories. The class rooms are spacious, ventilated and are provided with ceiling fans and public address system. The laboratories are well equipped and the electrical equipment are connected to a centralized stabilizer. The college has a well stacked library with 28,171 books with open shelf system open from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. The library has a book bank which allows text books to the needy students for the whole session. It has reprographic facilities and is partially computerized. It subscribes 53 magazines, 16 newspapers and 41 journals. The ladies hostel has 58 rooms to accommodate 300 students. The rooms, toilets, kitchen and the surroundings of the hostel are well maintained under the supervision of two full time wardens. Inmates are provided with facilities like indoors games, washing machines and common ovens to prepare tea during odd hours of their study. There are 3 computer laboratories with the 77 computers. 26 computers are pentium - IV and the rest pentium III. All computers are interconnected through LAN. Internet facilities are made available to students both in the computer centre and in the library. The college has a seminar hall, ladies common room and a big hall for a cultural activities. The multi media centre is equipped with computers, audio video facility, OHP and LCD. A big hall provides facilities for indoor games like table tennis and also facilities for practicing multi gym, gymnastics, yoga, judo and karrate. Sports facilities include playground for volleyball, badminton, basketball and kho-kho in addition to a 200 meter track for athletic events. The college has power back-up facility with its 40 KVA generator and two submersible pumps to ensure regular water supply. The college has its own bus to facilitate journey for students coming from suburban areas. The physical infrastructure is being put to optimum use for over eight hours a day. The campus is clean and green.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college offers a number of quality inputs such as of focused teaching and students' involvement in learning to sustain its profile of being an institution with good academic track record. Though there is no record of receiving regular formatted feedback about its inputs and students' response and performance yet its tally of those who have made it to different vocations is impressive. It offers a number of merit scholarships and incentives to promote students' interest in studies through its scholars' club and also to help the poor and socially disadvantaged as a part of its welfare initiatives. There is only a small placement cell or career-guidance mechanism available n the college yet there is now an Alumni Association which has been recently set up to receive feedback and help from those who have gone out of this college and performed well in life. The college has numerous hobby classes and short term packages, which are both relevant, and resource generating for the college.
The results of the college are consistently good. Many disciplines regularly produce university level toppers, quite a number of distinctions and first classes. However, the large percentage of drop-outs is an area of great concern which requires immediate attention of the college authorities. The students are disciplined and well behaved. The college has groomed a number of talents in the field of sports who have brought laurels to the college. One of the students has participated in the national boxing championship. Half a dozen cadets of the NCC unit of the college have passed 'B'/ 'C' certificate. A few cadets have participated in the republic day prade at Delhi. The students of the college have won commendation and recommendation for their performance in university youth festival.
CRITERION VI: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
D.A.V. College Management Committee, an education trust, is the apex body responsible for the management of all its educational institutions including D.A.V. College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar. The college is governed by the local Governing Body constituted as per the rules and regulations of the government and university. Principal is the ex-officio secretary of the local governing body. Principal enjoys academic and administrative freedom in all routine matters of the college. The college has an adequate internal coordination and monitoring mechanism through its multi-layered administrative system. It has numerous functionally operative committees, which also help in the process of perspective planning and execution of proposals and undertake impact analysis.
There are construction and purchase committees and for enforcement of discipline. There is an audit system to ensure transparency and efficiency in the matter of maintenance of accounts. The college generated Rs. 12,71,266/- from self-financing courses and Rs. 1,31,234/- from donations last year apart from the nominal fees that it charges in view of the limited paying capacity of the students whom it attracts particularly from rural areas. The total expenditure of the college is more than two crores every year unit cost of education of the college is Rs. 14,971/-. There is a Grievance Redressal cell with senior teachers from the college under the chairpersonship of the Principal but reference of cases to it is reported to be rare. The college offers loan facilities to its teachers and non-teaching staff. There is a harmony between various component of the college and there exists a collegiality on the campus.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The college has initiated a mechanism to check the performance of its teachers and students periodically in addition to the framework of statutory norms and guidelines prescribed by the state government and the affiliating Kurukshetra university. Working with a voluntary sense of commitment and involvement, its teachers are identified to the mission of its founding management. In the context of the ongoing resource crunch and the depleting role of the state government the college has well taken to generating resources through the introduction of self-financing courses and part-time hobby classes. Working within the prescribed syllabi and guidance of the university the teachers are keen to innovate and improve their delivery system with better tools of teaching and update of their pedagogic acquisition through undergoing participation in Refresher and Orientation courses. The college has multi media, LCD, OHP, to augment the reach of its teachers.
The college is utilizing its infrastructure and other available amenities to the full and is responsive to the requirements of the students and stakeholders.
It offers inputs on moral education, lectures on goodwill, prayers for peace and communal harmony through its co-curricular activities of social relevance.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The college has been offering under-graduate and post-graduate education facilities in the twin cities of Yamuna Nagar and Jagadhri since 1958 and has established its credibility and image as a premier institution of women education. Its enrolment, teaching with courses and combinations on the offer with an impressive infrastructure and sound management and consistently good results, make it a pioneering front line institution in the area. It has been making sustained efforts towards enhancing the quality of teaching. On the basis of interactive sessions with the Principal, teachers, non-teaching staff, students, parents, the Management and the visits to the library, laboratories and other physical facilities, the Peer Team will like to commend the college for its healthy practices, conducive working environment, value education, and incentives to meritorious students. However the college may like to consider the following suggestions.
As the college is making a commendable contribution in the field of women education with the full support of the state government, its management, teachers and students it is now imperative to obtain feedback from the students about the performance of its teachers and the efficiency of its self-financing courses. The college should develop a formal mechanism for the appraisal of teachers by students.
Special efforts are also needed to generate funds through such activities which involve the state government, parents, the old students and the industry.
The college should periodically suggest to the affiliating university about the need to revise and upgrade the syllabi to link up the same with the emerging occupational patterns through its teachers and the Principal. The college may organize seminars on syllabus to give sufficient inputs to the teachers and also to university authorities.
Improvements in teaching methods and delivery system in the classes using models, charts and electronic gadgets like OHP, LCD and inevitable components for imparting quality education. Hence, teaching methods should include greater use of OHPs, multimedia and open house discussions. Greater use of reprographic facilities should be encouraged. The college has appointed a placement officer recently will have job opportunity and progression to higher education of the students through campus interviews.
The number of teaching days requires to be increased in order to fully utilize the infrastructure, the laboratories, library and its computer centres.
There is need to increase the number of recent volumes in the library and to computerize it fully for quick retrieval, better indexing, referencing and better utilization by teachers in research and students.
The teachers may be encouraged to conduct research in their respective areas of interest and may be given extraordinary leave for the purpose. They should participate in national and international seminars. They may also apply for minor and major research projects funded by various agencies.
Efforts should be made to introduce more self-financing short-term vocational certificate and diploma courses, which ensure self-employability. Region specific new part time courses should be introduced to offer greater competitive competence and opportunities to students for situating themselves better in life in their context.
Self-appraisal of teachers should be introduced for monitoring their performance. The faculty and the college may arrange periodic seminars and workshops to upgrade the information-base of teachers in their respective areas.
The effectiveness of collaborative linkages with industry should be augmented for better turnout and placement of vocationally trained students.
NSS and NCC units should be involved in social outreach programs especially in rural areas about sanitation, hygiene, and child care and health hazards. Efforts be made to make the existing courses applied in nature by introducing some component of applied nature in them such as communication skills, personality development and clinical aspect of psychology and exposure to current social and political issues vis-Ã -vis human rights, social evils, AIDs, and other health related issues.
Computer literacy programs should be more rigorously launched for the benefit of the lay learners among the staff, students and teachers.
The Management may take care in providing funds for the construction of an Auditorium which would provide for the creative expression of the students and their activities.
The Peer Team thanks the Management, the Principal, the staff, the students and the members of the non-teaching staff of the college for their immense goodwill, courtesy and cooperation extended to it and in making arrangements which facilitated the entire work to be done in a fixed time frame. The Peer Team places on record its sense of appreciation and gratitude to Dr K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant without whose unstinted support and help this task could not have been accomplished. He took meticulous care to compile the details so vital to the preparation of the visit and finalization of the report.
Dr. Ms Sushma Arya
ASHOK CHAUHAN Versus THE STATE OF HARYANA AND OTHERSCIVIL WRIT PETITION NO.16841 OF 2009
IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
DATE OF DECISION: FEBRUARY 01 ,2011
Ashok Chauhan .....Petitioner
The State of Haryana and others ....Respondents
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RANJIT SINGH
1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgement?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?
Mr. Jagbir Malik, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Ms. Shruti Jain, AAG, Haryana, for the State.
Mr. A. S. Virk, Advocate, for respondent No.3.
Mr. Harkesh Manuja, Advocate, for respondent Nos.4 and 5.
Mr. Anupam Gupta, Advocate, for respondent No.6.
RANJIT SINGH, J.
The petitioner has challenged the selection of respondent No.6 on the ground that the respondent was not holding the requisite
qualification by the cut off date fixed for applying. Respondent No.6 has been appointed as Lecturer in English. The prayer also is for issuing direction to the respondents to appoint the petitioner on the post of English Lecturer after setting-aside the appointment of respondent No.6. T
wo posts of English Lecturers were advertised. One was meant for general category candidates whereas the second one was for S.C category. The qualification and the grade for the posts advertised were as per the latest U.G.C qualifications. The last date for submission of the applications was 7.2.2008.
The petitioner is having M.A in English as qualification.
He has passed M.Phil on 28.6.2005 and is also having a degree of Master of Philosophy issued on 18.1.2006. The petitioner belongs to Scheduled Caste category and accordingly applied for the post reserved for S.C.
As per the regulation, the qualification for appointment as Lecturer in the University and in the Institution affiliated to University are governed by University Grant Commission (Minimum Qualification required for Appointment and Career Advancement of Teachers in Universities and Institutions affiliated to it) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2000. The relevant regulation is as under:-
Good academic record with at least 55% marks or, an equivalent grade of B in the 7 point scale with latter grade O, A, B, C, D, E and F at the Masters Degree Level, in the relevant subject from an Indian University,or, an equivalent degree from a foreign University.
Besides fulfilling the above qualification, candidate should have cleared the eligibility test (NET) for lecturers conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC.
NET shall remain compulsory requirement for appointment as Lecturer even for candidates having Ph.D. Degree. However, who have completed M.Phil degree or have admitted Ph.D. thesis in the concerned subject upto 31st December, 1993, are exempted from appearing in the NET examination.
In 2002, the above noted note was substituted with the following:-
NET shall remain compulsory requirement for appointment as Lecturer even for candidates having Ph.D. Degree. However, the candidates who have completed M.Phil Degree by 31st December, 1993 or have submitted Ph.D. Thesis to the University in the concerned subject on or before 31st December, 2002 are exempted from appearing in the NET examination. In case such candidates fail to obtain Ph.D. Degree, they shall have to pass the NET examination.
Again in 2006, the note was substituted as under:-
NET shall remain compulsory requirement for appointment as Lecturer even for those with Post Graduate Degree. However, the candidate having Ph.D. Degree in the concerned subject are exempted from NET for PG Level an UG Level teaching.
The candidates having M.Phil Degree in the concerned subject are exempted from NET for PG Level teaching only.
The case set up by the petitioner is that respondent No.6 was not eligible on the last date of submission of applications for the
advertised posts as he has passed his M.Phil degree on 25.2.2008, whereas the last date for submission of the applications was 7.2.2008. The interview for the post was held on 15.3.2008 but still respondent No.6 has been selected and given appointment on 1.7.2008. The petitioner has accordingly challenged the selection of respondent No.6 primarily on the ground that he was not having requisite qualification at the time of making application seeking appointment .
It is not disputed that respondent No.6 was issued a degree of M.Phil on 25.2.2008. The submission, however, is that respondent No.6 has passed M.Phil examination in September 2007 as can be seen from Annexure R4/1, which is a result-cum-detailed marks card issued by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. As per Annexure R4/1, the petitioner is shown to have passed M.Phil examination held in May 2007 and this mark sheet issued on 25.9.2007. The petitioner had submitted that dissertation in December 2007, when viva-voce was also held. Thus, the complete examination of M.Phil was over. He was, however, issued degree on 25.2.2008.
The University has also filed reply, giving details about the date of examination and issuance of a certificate showing that respondent No.6 has passed M.Phil examination. It is stated that respondent No.6 has passed M.Phil in English from Kurukshetra University in Session 2006-07. The result was declared in May 2007 and respondent No.6 was issued result-cum-detailed marks card in September 2007. It is only that respondent No.6 had submitted dissertation to the University, which was accepted by notification issued on 20.5.2008. It is accordingly stated that this date can not be termed as a date on which respondent No.6 had passed M.Phil in English. As per the respondent-University, the M.Phil degree would relate back to the declaration of result which is September 2007. It is accordingly stated that respondent No.6 was fully eligible to be
considered and selected for the post of Lecturer.
Mr.Anupam Gupta, learned counsel appearing for respondent No.6, would highlight the fact that the Selection Committee consisted of highly placed academicians. The Selection Committee was chaired by Chairperson of the governing body and Principal of the College; Nominee of Vice Chancellor, who was again a Principal of Government College, Saffidon and another Professor, Department of Economics. Principal of a Government College was one of the nominee of Higher Education Commissioner. A highly qualified person having doctorate attended as one of the subject expert, who was chosen by Higher Education Commissioner.
Principal of D.A.V. Girls College, Yamuna Nagar had attended as one of the subject expert chosen by the Managing Committee. This Committee had certified that the candidate under consideration, including respondent No.6, fulfilled the prescribed qualification laid down by the University. The counsel accordingly contends that the petitioner is in no position to say that respondent No.6 was not qualified, when he applied for selection.
The issue involved is simple and straightforward. It is to be seen whether the date of qualification would be the date of passing the M.Phil exam or the date when the degree was issued to the petitioner. Concededly, the issuance of degree is only recognizing a fact which has already happened. Respondent No.6 had appeared in the M.Phil examination in May 2007 and he was declared pass in the result card issued on 25.9.2007. To say that he has not qualified M.Phil, would amount to ignoring the factual position of the respondent having acquired this qualification. Issuance of a degree is always subsequent to the date of passing the examination. Moment the result of the examination was declared and respondent No.6 was shown as pass, he would be deemed to have qualified the M.Phil examination. Dissertation, which was also submitted much prior to the date of issuance of degree and viva-voce was also held in December 2007. Treating respondent No.6 to have qualified on the date he made an application, can not be said to be violative of any law, especially so, when certificate showing him having passed the exam was issued on 25.9.2007.
To be fair to the counsel for the petitioner, he has relied upon Ashok Kumar Sonkar Vs. Union of India and others, 2007
(2) SCT 19. No doubt, the cut off date, as per this judgment, has to be the last date of filing application and that date is to be considered for eligibility, when there is no provision made about cut off date in the advertisement or the rules but that is not the issue, which is directly arising in this case. The issue under consideration in the present case is whether respondent No.6 would be considered to have qualified in the M.Phil examination by the cut off date, which is 7.2.2008, being the last date of submission of the application. In Ashok Kumar Sonkar's case (supra), conceded position was that the person/persons had applied for the post, though he/they had not acquired the prescribed qualification by the prescribed date.
Accordingly, it was observed that they could not have been treated on a preferential basis and their application ought to have been rejected. The case set up by respondent No.6 and the respondent- University is that respondent No.6 had qualified much before 7.2.2008 and in this regard, reference is made to Annexure R4/2, which is the certificate issued by the University.
Issuance of degree is only recognizing the fact that respondent No.6 had passed the examination, which was much earlier.
Mr.Anupam Gupta, in addition, would also point out to the peculiar facts in the case of Ashok Kumar Sonkar's case (supra).
This was a case where President of India in his capacity of Visitor of the University was approached and he had opined that selection process was illegal. The selection proceedings, therefore, were setaside.
To challenge this order, writ petition was filed in Allahabad High Court, which was dismissed. Against this, S.L.P was filed, where the order passed by the High Court was upheld. There was in fact no issue arising in this case in regard to date of acquiring qualification.
The counsel for the petitioner has then referred to University Grants Commission etc. Vs. Sadhana Chaudhary, 1997(1) SCT 363. The ratio of this case may also not strictly apply to
the facts of the present case. U.G.C had granted exemption from appearing in the eligibility test to specified categories. By way of circular, the candidates who had already been awarded M.Phil degree upto 31.3.1991, were granted exemption from appearing in the eligibility test and this was extended to candidates who had been awarded M.Phil degree upto 31.12.1992. The validity of the amended regulation was challenged and it was submitted that exemption that has been granted by amendment introduced in 1991 is violative of the right to equality guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution.
It was declared that exemption from the eligibility test for the purpose of appointment on the post of Lecturer will have to be confined to candidates fulfilling the requirements in 1991 Regulation as amended. Cut off date fixed under circular and notification in respect of candidates who have obtained M.Phil degree or submitted their Ph.D. thesis was held valid. The fixing of cut off date for granting exemption was primarily under challenge in this case on the ground that there would be large number of candidates who had obtained M.Phil degree between December 31, 1992 to 1994 and hence fixing of cut off date is arbitrary. Even in this case, the direction issued by this Court to the effect that it would not be necessary to appear in eligibility test for candidates who have applied or/are applying for Lecturer post pursuant to the advertisement dated January 23, 1995, if they have obtained M.Phil degree or submitted Ph.D thesis before December 31, 1994, i.e. prior to the date of publication of advertisement, was not disturbed. In this case also, respondent No.6 had submitted his dissertation in December 2007 and appeared in viva-voce in the said month coupled with the fact that he had passed M.Phil examination in September 2007, it can not be said that he was not M.Phil qualified by the cut off date i.e. 7.2.2008 merely on the ground that the degree was issued to him few days thereafter. As already noticed, issuance of a degree is recognizing the fact of
respondent No.6 having qualified the examination, which was much prior to the cut off date.
In fact, this Court had an occasion to consider somewhat similar issue while deciding Civil Writ Petition No.10352 of 2010 (Ajit
Kumar Vs. State of Haryana and others), where reference was made to the following observation made in Civil Writ Petition No.5379 of 2010 (Raj Kumar Vs. State of Haryana and others):-
Concededly the petitioner has passed M.Phil on 25.11.1999. He joined the services on 18.08.2004. As per the instructions issued, he is entitled to an increment from the date he has possessed degree of M. Phil. The petitioner has been denied this increment and has been allowed the increment from 2005 only on the ground that he had obtained the degree in the year 2005. This may not be fair approach on the part of the respondents. Once the respondents have formulated a policy to grant an increment to those who have possessed qualification of M.Phil and Ph.D. It is the date of passing the examination which would be relevant and not the date when degree is somehow obtained. Since the petitioner has qualified M.Phil degree in the year 1999, he would be entitled to increment from the date of his appointment i.e. 18.08.2004. The action in declining the prayer by the respondents cannot be held justified.
The same is, therefore, quashed.
In this case also, it is the date of passing of the exam which was considered relevant and not the date when the degree is somehow obtained or issued. Question in this case was also of
having obtained qualification of M.Phil degree in the year 1999, which was the date of passing the examination and was considered to be the relevant date for grant of increment.
There is, thus, no merit in the writ petition and the same is accordingly dismissed.
(RANJIT SINGH )
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