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Meerut College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Meerut (District Meerut)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 250001


Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh is earlier Madan Mohan, now Dr. N.P Singh 09837694708.

Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh is situated in Meerut of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Meerut comes under Meerut Tehsil, Meerut District.

Fax # of Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh is 0121-4009149.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh are 9997960008.

email ID(s) is Meerut College Meerut Uttar Pradesh

Website of Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh is http://www.meerutcollege.org/, www.profedumcm.in.

Chairman : J.K Agarwal, MBA, 195/1, Manpasand Villa, Civil Lines Meerut.
General Secretary : Arvind Nath Seth.

Contact Details of Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh are : Dr. N. P. Bali, Executive Director, Faculty of Management Studies, Meerut College, Meerut

Tel No. 0121-2657744, 0121-2664303, 2664303, 4012005
Faculty of Management Studies 0121-4056173, 0121-4058606, email fmc.meerutcollege@yahoo.com

Vinay Kumar, Bursar, Office 0121-4012002, Cell 09997452368
email: vinaykumar_mcm@yahoo.in

Rakesh Kumar Bishnoi, Steno/PA to Principal
Office : 0121-4012000, Mobile : 09219694181, 09808644499
emial: rakeshkrishna_2007@rediffmail.com

Jitendera Kumar, IT Head
Office : 0121-4012005, Mobile : 09258046946
email: jitendera_555@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Mahesh Chandra/Dr.Meenakshi Sharma 95121-2657744
Dr. A.P. Singh, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration
DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR, Head, Department of Physical Education

In December 2010, College invited applications for appointment of Educational Consultants.


Courses

B.A. (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Political Science, History, Sociology, Drawing & Painting, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Defence Studies, Geography,
Mathematics, Statistics)

B.Sc. (Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Mathematics, Defence Studies, Physics, Statistics, Economics)

B.Com
LL.B.
B.Ed.


M.A. (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Political Science, History, Sociology, Fine Arts , Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Def. Studies, Geography, Mathematics)

M.Sc. (Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Mathematics, Defence Studies, Physics, Statistics, Economics)

M.Com
LLM
M.Ed.
Ph.D.

College is also having study centre of IGNOU.


Meerut College, Meerut Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree, Education, Biotechnology stream(s).

Meerut College is affiliated with Ch Charan Singh University, Meerut



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Case against Geelani, Roy in UP court

Meerut: A complaint has been filed in a local court against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer-activist Arundhati Roy for their alleged anti-India remarks at a seminar in Delhi in October.Assistant Chief Judicial Magistrate B D Bharti posted the matter for a hearing on January 4.Joint Secretary of Meerut College Students Union Varun Goel submitted an application in the court in which he alleged that remarks of Geelani and Roy on Kashmir had violated the law of the land, Goyals counsel Nadeem Ahmad said.Geelani and Roy had shared dais at a seminar Azadi - the only way on October 21. Geelani was heckled by the audience that day.On November 29, the two were booked on charges of sedition by Delhi police for their speech following a directive from a local court on a petition filed by one Sushil Pandit.

LOHIT KAUSHAL Vs STATE OF HARYANA AND OTHERS

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

CRM No. M 5987 of 2009

Date of decision: 16.03.2009

Lohit Kaushal ...Petitioner
Versus
State of Haryana and others ...Respondents

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE HARBANS LAL

Present:
Mr. Krishan Singh, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr.Amit Kaushik, Assistant Advocate General, Haryana.

Harbans Lal, J.( Oral)
This petition has been moved by Lohit Kaushal under Section 482 of Cr.P.C. read with Section 3(1) (d) of the Haryana Good Conduct Prisoners ( Temporary Release) Act, 1988, seeking emergency parole for four weeks to enable him to appear in B.Com 1st year examination commencing from 17.03.2009.

Reply filed by State is taken on record. It has been mentioned in the reply that the petitioner has applied for grant of parole for his examination only on 04.03.2009 and his parole case was initiated vide letter No.4238-40 dated 04.03.2009 and was sent to the District Magistrate Ghaziabad ( U.P.) for his specific report with a copy to the Commissioner, Gurgaon Division, Gurgaon and now the case is under consideration in the office of the District Magistrate Ghaziabad ( U.P.). However, Sh.Bijender Singh, Warder of this jail was deputed to verify the facts of examination of the petitioner.

As per his report ( Annexed as R-1) the petitioner has applied as a private student for the session 2008-09 and his Roll No. is C- 105845 as per the certificate obtained from the Principal, Meerut College, Meerut ( U.P.) ( Annexured as R-2).

I have heard the counsels for the parties, besides perusing the record with due care and circumspection.

This petition is disposed of with a direction to the respondents that the petitioner shall be released on parole in view of the provisions of Section 3(1)(d) of the Haryana Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Act, 1988, for a period of four weeks from the date of his release, subject to the satisfaction of District Magistrate, Ghaziabad ( U.P.), who shall take an adequate surety before releasing him under the rules. After expiry of the abovesaid parole period, the petitioner shall surrender before the Superintendent, District Jail, Gurgaon-Respondent No.2.

A copy of this order be given dasti to both the counsels under the signatures of Reader of this Bench.

The learned State counsel is directed to communicate this order today by fax so that the petitioner be released forthwith.

( Harbans Lal )
Judge

NAAC report of Meerut College

SECTION 1: PREFACE
Meerut College, Meerut (U.P.) was established on 15th July, 1892 with only a few students in a municipal school building by certain members from the business community of the Meerut. The Institution gradually expanded its activities in the sphere of higher education. It gained popularity as an important and oldest co-educational Institution of Northern India catering to the needs of students both from urban and rural background. To begin with, the College was affiliated to Calcutta University followed by its affiliation to Allahabad University. After the establishment of Agra University, its affiliation was transferred to the Agra University. Following the establishment of Meerut University, it came under the jurisdiction of the Meerut University (subsequently renamed as Chaudhary Charan Singh University). The College has a long history of more than 112 years and it celebrated its centenary in 1992, and the Department of Post and Telegraph, Government of India issued a commemorative postage stamp on this occasion.

The College has 198 permanent teachers and 103 part-time teachers. Out of 198 permanent teachers, 133 are Ph.Ds and 53 have done their M.Phils. Out of the 103 part-time teachers, 13 are Ph.D.s and 50 have M.Phil. degrees. The total strength of non-teaching staff is 156 including 47 administrative staff. The College is recognized under section 2f and under section 12B of the UGC Act. The College has five faculties namely, Science, Arts, Commerce, Law and Education and offers undergraduate/postgraduate and Ph.D. programmes in 22 subjects. During the academic session 2005-06, 10051 students at under-graduate level and 2488 students at post-graduate level were admitted and 413 candidates are registered for Ph.D. The number of boys at UG level is 7263 in comparison to 2788 girls. However, at the post graduate level, number of girls is much higher at 1392 as compared to 1096 boys. The unit cost of education at the College is approx. Rs.7100/- and the College is a Grant-in-aid institution.

The College has a central library as well and 10 departmental libraries. It has several support facilities like Computer Centre, Moot Court, two swimming pools and two open-air stadia. It also has a Students' Union building, five hostels for boys and one for girls, staff quarters for teaching and non-teaching staff, Bank Extension Counters, Post Office and ample parking space.

The College has a campus area of more than 100 acres located at three different places in the city. The main campus of the College spread over 50 acres has academic departments, administrative block, central library and hostels etc. The open-air stadia, swimming pools, play grounds, residential accommodation for teaching staff are located on an area of 32 acres called Bhamashah Park. The College also has a land of 18 acres in the vicinity of Meerut Cantonment area.

Meerut College, Meerut (U.P.) volunteered itself to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and the Self-Study Report for the purpose was submitted by the College to NAAC on 12.04.2005. The Peer Team consisting of Prof. K.C. Upadhyaya, (Former Vice Chancellor, M.S. University of Baroda), School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal University, New Delhi as chairman, Prof. Kalpana Mathur, Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur; Prof. I.P. Massey, Former Dean of Law, H.P. University, Shimla & Member, Human Rights Commission, Shimla and Prof. P.S. Sangha, Former Principal, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh as Members visited the Institution on November 7 to 9, 2005. Dr K.N. Madhusudhanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, NAAC (Bangalore) coordinated the peer team visit. The peer team visited all the departments and support services, interacted with the Principal, Management Committee Members, teachers, students, non-teaching staff, alumni and parents.

Based on the above exercise, inputs provided during the visit and interaction with the various groups, and on a careful study of records, the peer team prepared the following report keeping in mind the seven criteria laid down by NAAC for the assessment and accreditation of the college.

SECTION 2 : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
CRITERION - I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS
As an affiliated college of the C.C.S. University, Meerut (U.P.), the College follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. Several teachers of Meerut College are convenors/ members of Board of Studies and contribute in designing and updating the curriculum keeping in view the U.G.C. guidelines.

The College has five faculties of Science, Arts, Commerce, Law and Education which offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in 22 subjects i.e. Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Statistics, Defence Studies, Drawing & Painting, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Urdu, Commerce, Education and Law. At the undergraduate level students have the option of 7 combinations in Faculty of Science and several combinations comprising of three subjects in faculty of Arts. Faculties of Commerce, Law and Education offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In addition to the regular course combinations, students (except physically challenged) are required to offer a course in physical education as a qualifying subject under the department of physical education. The college also offers research programmes for Ph.D in 22 subjects and has 413 research scholars.

During the academic session 2002-03, 11,245 students including 8909 students for UG and 2336 for PG were enrolled. Out of them 8019 students in UG and 2219 students in PG programme appeared in the final examinations. During the academic session 2003-04, 12327 students including 9666 in the UG, and 2661 students in PG courses were enrolled. Out of these 8706 students for UG and 2528 for PG appeared in the final examinations. Drop out rate is less than 10 percent. Since the College does not conduct any midterm examinations, the drop out rate can only be known from the attendance after the final examination.

CRITERION II : TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
The Meerut College provides admission according to norms and guidelines of the CCS University, Meerut. Students are selected for courses in Arts, Science and Commerce on the basis of merit. Admissions for courses in Faculty of Science, Law and Education are made on the basis of entrance test conducted by the University.

The College follows annual system of examination as prescribed by the University. No mid-term or other examinations are conducted by the College and the students are assessed through a single final examination. The College claims to have observed 187 teaching days and 295 working days during 2003 - 2004. Teachers have 18 hours i.e. 24 periods/per week as teachings workload. Part time teachers teach up to 10 to 12 periods Per week, depending on the requirement of the department.

The lecture method is routinely followed for classroom teaching. Students are encouraged to participate in seminars, debates, quiz etc. Field trips and visits to National Laboratories are also organized for students. The College has a system of planning teaching schedule for the courses to be followed throughout the session. The schedule is revised from time to time in departmental meetings.

The permanent teachers are recruited by U.P. Higher Education Commission/Director Higher Education, Allahabad (U.P.) as per the UGC norms. Part-time teachers are appointed by the College to make up shortage of teachers and their remuneration is paid from the Management funds. In most of the departments, the strength of the teacher does not commensurate with the number of students.

During the last two years, 22 teachers attended refresher courses and 13 teachers attended orientation courses. During the same period four teachers participated in International seminars/conferences and 79 teachers participated in National Conferences. Four teachers have also been Resource Persons at National seminars.

Many teachers are members of various University bodies like Research Degree Committees, Executive Council and Examination Committee etc. Dean Faculty of Law and Commerce are from Meerut College.

CRITERION III : RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College promotes research culture among its faculty members and students. About 90% of teachers have research degrees. Presently more than 90 faculty members are actively engaged in research work and they are guiding research in their respective fields. This is evident from the facts that at present there are 412 full time research scholars registered with the College. During the last five years, 193 scholars have been awarded Ph.Ds. Some of the faculty members have under taken major/minor research projects funded by various apex national organizations. Three teachers are recipients of Commonwealth, Humboldt or DAAD fellowships. Six national level seminars have been organized by the College during the last two years and Physics Department is in the process of organizing an international conference. One of the B.Sc. final year students has developed conceptual framework for the unmanned Railway Crossing. The Departments of Botany and Geography are regularly publishing national journals. Many faculty members often publish papers and articles in national and international journals. A good number of teachers of the college have authored text books also.

The College encourages extension activities for which various programmes are conducted through NSS and NCC. The College has three units of NCC army wing. These units have on their rolls 408 cadets looked after by three ANO's, who are working as regular teachers in the College. Several of the NCC cadets have obtained 'B' and 'C' certificates. The 'C' certificate helps them getting into the Indian Defence Services as commissioned officers. During the last two years three of the cadets have succeeded in getting short service commission in the Indian Army and two have joined as security officers with Air India and Reliance Group of Industries. The NCC cadets attend various camps and participated in shooting competitions. During the last two years, three cadets have participated in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. The NSS and NCC have organized various extension programmes such as Polio Eradication, Blood Donation, Literacy and Environmental Awareness Programmes etc. The College has designated specific persons for extension activities. Nature Clubs were established in the Departments of Law and Education. Faculty of law also organizes at least two legal literacy camps every year. Faculty of Education also organizes adult education camps in villages.

CRITERION - IV : INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College encompasses an area of more than 100 acres. The main campus is spread over 50 acres which houses separate blocks for different Faculties. Science Departments have spacious separate buildings. There are number of laboratories and 10 Departmental libraries.

The second campus known as Bhama Shah Park and spread over 32 acres has been developed as a sports complex for the games of football, volleyball, hockey, basketball, kho-kho, lawn tennis and badminton. These sports facilities are made available for Inter-varsity and other all India tournaments. The College has the privilege of hosting Ranji Trophy and other matches on its cricket pitch. There are two swimming pools, one covered and the other open, located in this sports complex. The College stadium has a seating capacity of 3000 spectators. Outstanding sportsmen are given weightage in admissions and other incentives for individual positions and team events.

The College has a Central library housed in a big circular hall, which remains open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the working days. Over the years, the library has accumulated over 1.8 Lakhs books including multiple copies. The library subscribes to 30 journals and magazines. However the College Authorities are expected to add latest volumes to update the knowledge of the users of the library. The old unserviceable books may be weeded out to make room for the latest titles. The Internet facilities need further extension, keeping in view the size of the library and number of its users. The library may provide separate reading areas for the research scholars. The book bank facility, which, was discontinued in the past, may be revived. Recently the library has acquired three computers housed in a room called Infotech Centre.

The Meerut College has a Computer Center equipped with 24 machines. The College has also provided computers to some departments and Administrative Office.

There is a Primary Health Centre in the College premises, with one part-time Medical Officer and whole time Para-medical staff. Recently the College has added new physical fitness machines to its gymnasium.

The College has boarding and lodging facilities for 800 boys in five boys' hostels and one girls' hostel. Besides, the College also has some units of residential accommodation for teaching and non-teaching staff. There are Bank Extension Counters of Punjab National
Bank and UCO Bank and a Post Office in the College premises. The commercial complex of the College earns revenue for the College. There is ample parking space for the vehicles of staff and students. An engineering unit under a civil engineer looks after the maintenance of the College.

CRITERION V : STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College prospectus provides comprehensive information regarding College profile, rules of admission, courses and options available, fee structure, calendar for academic session and other administrative and welfare related activities.

The drop out rate of students in the College is low. 93.7% students have appeared for the qualifying examination in the year 203-04. During the last five years, several students have qualified UGC CSIR (NET) and-SLET examinations.

The College has given to the country many renowned administrators, defence officers, political leaders, journalists, scientist's academicians and legal luminaries. The College has an active Alumni Association, which holds annual get-togethers. The Alumni Association also distributes 25 merit-cum-means scholarships every year.

Meerut College started its career guidance and consultancy center two year ago and staff members from all the faculties are associated with it along with a coordinator to help students in job placements. Some students have been employed through this center in the year 2003-04. Various state sanctioned scholarships are given to SC/ST/OBC/PH/Minority candidates.

The College provides various recreational facilities for the day scholars and hostlers on the campus including indoor and outdoor games, Nature Clubs, Debate Clubs and Cultural Programmes. The College also publishes a student magazine.

CRITERION VI : ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College is governed and maintained by Meerut Collegiate Association. This Association has two different bodies 'General Body' which is known as Board of Management and 'Executive Committee'. The 35 member Executive Committee consists of President, Vice- President, Hony. Secretary, Addl. Secretary, Treasurer, 21 elected members, Principal, Five Representatives of teachers and one non-teaching member from Class III employees. The Academic Calendar is prepared by a special committee constituted by the Principal of the College. The duty of checking the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is shared by the heads of the departments, Principal and some representative of governing bodies of the college. The administrative and accounts offices have three computers operated by two computer operators.

As the College has yet to introduce the self-financing courses, its only sources of revenue is the 20% of the tution fee and some other charges which are shared with the state government. The College gives scholarships and books to the needy and meritorious students. Residential facilities are also available for a limited number of teaching and non-teaching staff. In order to redress the grievances of the employees no formal mechanism exists for redressal.

In order to maintain transparency the College Authorities have constituted a purchase committee which floats tenders for the purchase of major items.

CRITERION VII : HEALTHY PRACTICES
The College caters to the need of higher education of both urban and rural population..

The College has good infrastructure facilities in terms of buildings, classrooms and laboratories etc.

All the science departments have their own generators to ensures uninterrupted supply of electricity.

The College has excellent facilities for out door games and sports.

Ten departments have departmental libraries.

The College encourages its teachers to undertake research work. A certain degree of research atmosphere pervades the entire colleges.

Some of the Science departments have a long tradition of scientific research and most of the teachers are recognized as research guides and many students are registered for Ph.D. under their supervision.

The College teachers have organized several national conferences and the Physics Department is in the process of organizing an International conference.

The Law Department has Legal Aid Clinic. The students of Law Department regularly conduct Moot Courts and try to recreate the court-room atmosphere.

The Faculty of Law has been regularly organizing legal literacy camps in rural areas of Meerut district. All these camps have been organized with the objective of imparting information regarding free legal aid, Lok Adalats and spreading legal awareness.
Students are given support and guidance to take up innovative projects.

The College has an active Alumni Association with its chapters in Delhi and Meerut. It offers several scholarships and has also donated some equipment for the gymnasium. The Alumni Association distributes scholarship worth Rs. 1 Lakh to needy students every year.

The College has three units of NCC and is also undertaking various social activities.

SECTION III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Meerut College is one of the oldest educational Institutions in the country.

The College offers Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D. programmes in 2 subjects.

The infrastructure in terms of building, laboratories, out-door sports facilities including two (one indoor and the out door) swimming pools and a well maintained cricket ground is adequate.

The majority of faculty members are involved in research activities.
Several departments of the College have a good reputation including bringing out of reputed national journals.

The College also has five boys' and one girls' hostels though the buildings are very old and need extensive repairs.

The College has good faculty in most of the departments.

The College has an active and strong Alumni Associated and is contributing to the College by awarding the scholarship and helping the College in various other ways.

The Management Committee appears to be conscious of developmental needs of the College.

The College has recently established a computer center for with the aim of generating computer literacy among students.

Though the College has a student population of more than 15000 it does not have any canteen facility on the campus.

The College has a potential to develop in to a first class autonomous Institution.

RECOMMENDATIONS
The policy of admitting a large number of students without taking into consideration the infrastructure and manpower may compromise the quality of higher education and jeopardize the discipline on the campus.

The continuous upgradation of the syllabi and transaction of classroom teaching with the help of audio-visual aids is necessary.

The science laboratories need upgradation and modernization taking into consideration the recent scientific developments.

Regular class tests and unit tests may be conducted to evaluate the progress of the students.

Semester system with continuous evaluation may be introduced at least in the PG Courses.

System may be developed to monitor various research topics in order to avoid repetition and redundancy.

Good canteen facility may be provided on the campus.

College may also introduce a few modern courses like Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Computer, Electronic, B.C.A.M. (Bachelor in computer aided management), Masters in International Business and various Diploma courses like Diploma in Foreign Trade, Sales and Marketing, Tourism and Hotel Management and Floriculture etc.

Keeping in view the research background of the College it may mop up funds by providing consultancy services to the business and industries.

Some mechanism to collect feed back from students and academic peers with the help of some structured format is necessary to understand effectiveness of teaching and learning process in the College.

The computerization and networking the library is the need of the time.

Central library needs upgradation and modernization. In this context the need of permanent librarian can not be over emphasized. Computerization of library may be undertaken on priority basis.

Each department may be strengthened by providing computers with internet facility.

The Appointment of Permanent Principal is necessary for the development of the Institution.

The College may explore possibilities of initiating some welfare schemes for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Serious efforts may be made to fill the vacant teaching and non-teaching posts in the College at the earliest.

Primary Health Centre may be strengthened.

Canteen facility for the students may be provided on the campus.

For a freedom to introduce new courses, to have flexibility to frame viable curriculum, to upgrade the courses and to streamline the admission, teaching, learning and evaluation processes, it is necessary for the College to strive for status of and autonomous College.

The Peer Team appreciates all the support provided to it and wishes the College all the best in its future endeavors.

(Prof. K.C. Upadhyaya)
Chariman

(Prof. Kalpana Mathur)
Member

(Dr. P.S. Sangha)
Member

(Prof. I.P. Massey)
Member

(Dr. S.K. Agarwala)
Principal
November 9, 2005
Meerut.

Speech at Meerut College on 21 February 1938 by Quaid

"Minority question was the Most Fundamental Question of this Country"

The Quaid addressing the students of the Meerut College, said that students should learn to listen to different points of views and to think over them. It was no good to be influenced by one side only. It was essential for them to have a correct perspective of the issues before their country. Proceeding, he said that the minority question was the most fundamental question of this country, and it was engaging the attention of all politicians. As soon as this question was solved, the freedom of their country would be achieved by them.

Here in India there was a vast difference between the two communities-the majority and the minority communities. The majority community, whose social fabric was quite different from the minority community, was consciously or unconsciously bound to impose its culture on the minority community. It was that fear, of the minority community that prompted them to safeguard their position. He, therefore, wanted a brake on majority community and thereby wanted to create a sense of security for the minority in the government of their country.

Finding a solution
Concluding, the Quaid said that if in other countries of the world conflicting parties had found a solution, why should not they find a solution? He advised young men to try to understand one another and discuss matters with dignity, decorum andfairplay.

Asha Lata vs Principal Meerut College in November, 1958

Equivalent citations: AIR 1959 All 224
Bench: B James
Km. Asha Lata vs The Principal, Meerut College, Meerut on 13/11/1958

ORDER

B.R. James, J.

1. Can a student secure admission into an educational institution as of right, is the issue of importance this petition under Article 226 of the Constitution raises. No one denies the desirability of every boy and girl in the country being able to receive the education that he or she might want, but the question for decision before me here is whether a school or College can be compelled to admit him or her into the desired class.

2. The facts are quite simple. The petitioner is Km. Asha Lata, daughter of one Om Prakash Gupta of Meerut. She was a student of the Meerut College, a College affiliated to the University of Agra. She appeared at the B.Sc. Final examination of that University in 1957 and passed. She then joined the M. Sc. Previous class in Botany in the College. She appeared for the M.Sc. Previous examination of University in 1958, but failed. Thereupon she expressed a desire to be readmitted to her old class for the sessions 1958-59.

But the Colleg'e authorities expressed their inability to oblige her, The reason was that, since for Science subjects practicals are as important as theory, and since the laboratory equipment of the College is limited; it has only eight seals in the M.Sc. Previous class in Botany, and an equal number in the M.Sc. Final Class; all these seats had been filled in accordance with certain rules framed in this behalf by the College, so that there was no vacancy which could be offered to the petitioner.

Her father Om Prakash took up the matter with the, Principal of the College, and wrote him a number of letters, including a highly objectionable one dated 28-8-1958, insisting that she be admitted. But on the Principal refusing to yield, the petitioner has come to this Court and prays for the issue of an order of mandamus commanding the Principal to admit her into the M.Sc. Previous class in Botany for the current session.

3. Now, it cannot be disputed that in this Court the petitioner can succeed only if two conditions are fulfilled : first that she has a legal right to be admitted to the class she wants; and second that there is a legal duty cast on the Principal to admit her.

4. Her learned Counsel, Mr. S. C. Khare, has totally failed to show that cither condition is fulfilled. If the; rights and duties alleged by her do exist, they must be found in the Agra University Act, or in the Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations made thereunder. But the Act is silent on the point while Mr. Khare has been unable to place his finger on any Statute, Ordinance or Regulation which could conceivably support the petitioner's claim.

The best that he has been able to do is to refer to Rule 3 of Chapter XX of the Ordinances. This Rule runs : "A student shall be recognised as a member of a College as soon as he has been accepted by the Principal and has paid the fee demanded by the College.'' This Rule is not of the slightest avail to him, for the petitioner has not been accepted by the Principal.

Mr. Khare has further attempted to rely on Clause (2) of Rule 2 Chapter XXIX-B of the Ordinances, which is in these words : "Every candidate seeking permission to appear at an examination of the University shall be required .... to remain a student of the affiliated College in which he completed his course." But this Chapter is confined to ex-students, and its Rule 5 unequivocally lays down : "Every ex-student who desires to appear at the subsequent examination shall pay Rs. 10 as annual fee to his affiliated College to retain his membership of the College."

That is to say, an ex-student who desires to appear at a University examination must remain a member of his College by paying an annual affiliation fee of Rs. 10/-. The petitioner can no doubt take advantage of this Rule if she wishes to appear at the next University examination, nevertheless there is nothing in it which entitles her to continue to attend regular classes in the College or to pay the monthly College fee.

5. This discussion makes it clear that there is nothing in the Rules of the University which either gives the petitioner a right to be admitted to the College or which compels the Principal to admit her.

6. Mr. B. D. Gupta, learned Counsel for the Principal, states that the College as an autonomous institution has framed Rules consistent with the Agra University Act and the Statutes, Ordinance and Regulations framed thereunder, and his contention that these rules must be binding both on the students and the authorities of the College is a perfectly valid one).

He has filed a copy of the Rules framed for admission to the M.Sc. class in the college.

These rules classify candidates in order of preference, top place being given to those who have secured a first class in the B.Sc. Mr. Gupta relies specifically on Rule (vi) which enacts: "Admissions shall be restricted to successful B.Sc. candidates of the same year." This rule would completely eliminate the petitioner, inasmuch as she is not a "successful B.Sc. candidate of the same year." Mr. Gupta rightly points out that, far from casting a legal duty on the Principal to admit her, this Rule entitled him to reject her.

7. The next argument of Mr. Khare is that since the petitioner was an acknowledged member of the College in the preceding session she must be deemed to continue as a member of it in the current session also. In other words, he wants me to hold that "once a member always a member". As already pointed out, there is nothing in the Rules of the University, or of the College, supporting such a proposition nor am I prepared to accept its validity, and indeed I notice that the affidavit accompanying the petition, which has been sworn by the father Om Prakash itself acknowledges that admission is from session to session.

8. Mr. Khare's next contention is of a different character and is based on the hypothesis that there is at least one seat which the petitioner can be given. The argument runs thus. In the subject of Botany the College has only eight seats for the M.Sc. Previous and an equal number in the M.Sc. Final, total sixteen seats. By the petitioner's failure in the 1958 examination there cannot be more than seven students in the M.Sc. Final.

But the College has arranged the teaching of subjects in such a manner that no difference is made as to what number of students are taken in the Previous and the number taken in the Final, so long as the total remains sixteen. Since the total number of students at present in both the years cannot be more than fifteen, one seat remains which can be offered to the petitioner.

Assuming for the sake of argument that Mr. Khare's arithmetical calculations are correct, what his plea amounts to is that the Principal should bo asked to use his discretion in admitting the petitioner. But, quite plainly, this is not a matter which is amenable to a writ of mandamus, under which writ no authority can be directed to exercise its discretion in a particular manner.

9. Finally, Mr. Khare has advanced an argument which may be termed an argument based on sentiment: he submits that if admission is refused the petitioner's educational career will be ruined. On behalf of the Principal Mr. Gupta points out that there should be no fear of this, for under Chapter XXIX-B of the Ordinance, the petitioner can still take the University M.Sc. Previous examination in Botany in 1959, that she is already well-equipped to sit for it in view of the theoretical and practical teaching she received in the College during the last session, and that the number of seats in the class being limited, and having already been filled with more deserving candidates, there is no seat left to which she can be accommodated.

Mr. Gupta further submits that if the petitioner's prayer is granted by this Court, one student who has already attended the M.Sc. Previous class for several months will have to be thrown out and that it is his educational career which is likely to be ruined. The force of Mr. Gupta's argument cannot be gainsaid. Besides, if the petitioner chooses to come to Court for getting her grievances redressed, she must rest her claim on legal rights and not on matters of sentiment.

10. It is evident from the discussion attempted above that neither the Agra University Act nor the Rules framed thereunder give the petitioner any right to secure admission into the class she wants, nor is there any legal or statutory duty on the Principal of the College to admit her. I do not imagine that Acts and Rules which govern other educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh contain anything different.

It is highly significant that learned counsel have not been able to cite before me a single authority, either of this country or elsewhere, where a school or College has been compelled to admit a student: such matters are deemed to be domestic affairs of the institution concerned and are left to the discretion of the authorities who are charged with the responsibility of managing it.

The petitioner was ill-advised in approaching this Court for relief; the Principal alone had the authority to do what he wants, and it is not inconceivable that the rude letters of her father Om Prakash contributed towards the disinclination of the Principal to admit her.

Bo that as it may, it is clear, that she has failed to establish the rights and duties without which her claim cannot succeed. Consequently her petition fails and is dismissed with costs. The interim order dated the 12th September 1958 passed by the Hon'ble Application Judge is hereby vacated.

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The main campus of Meerut College situated opposite the District Courts is spread over an area of 50 acres this Campus has academic departments, laboratories, central library, administrative block, 3 hostels and other supporting facilities.

The second campus of the institution - Bhamashah Park (Victoria Park) covers an area of 32 acres has grounds for cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, badminton, lawn tennis etc. Besides these, this campus also has a huge open air stadium, 2 swimming pools, one boys' hostel and residential accomodation for teaching staff.

The college has five faculties, viz, Science, Arts, Commerce, Law and Education. It has a faculty of highly qualified 196 full time and more than 100 part time teachers. The college has well equipped laboratories, a very rich central library, computer centre and Infonet center.
Meerut College is a Grant -in-aid College affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. It is recognized by University Grants Commission, New Delhi under section 2f. The College is managed by Meerut College Managing Committee. Dr. N.P Singh is Principal of the College. Sh. J.K Agarwal and Sh. Arvind Nath Seth are President and Hony. Secretary of Board of Management respectively.

Gangadan Sharma was born in Kharkhuda village of Meerut distt. He did LL.B. from Meerut College. He started his practice at Meerut Distt. Court. He became Secretary of N. A. S. Degree College, underin the year 1964. Unfortunately, the very next year he expired on 9th Jan.

The Committee of UGC gone through the list of Ph.D.s produced by the Meerut College, Meerut and recommended that a sum of Rs.50.00 lakhs may be released to the College to further strengthen the Post graduate teaching and research at M.Sc. level. The Committee again emphasized that an
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