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National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, Haryana
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, Haryana
Kurukshetra (District Kurukshetra)
Haryana, IndiaPin Code : 136119
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University.
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is also known as Regional Engineering College.
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is managed by Society: Rashtriya Praudyogiki Sansthan. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana was established on / in 1963.
Principal of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is Registrar Mr. R. P. S. Lohchab.
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is situated in Kurukshetra of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kurukshetra comes under Kurukshetra Tehsil, Kurukshetra District.
Fax # of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is 01744-238494, 238050, 237958.
Contact Person(s) of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is (are): Director Mr. M.N. Bandyopadhyay.
email ID(s) is
Website of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana is www.nitkurukshetra.org/ www.nitkkr.nic.in , www.nitkkr.ac.in.
Vice Chancellor : S. P. Singh Tel : 0183-2258811(O) 0183-2258822(R).
Registrar : R. P. S. Lohchab Tel : +91 01744-238122(O), 238495(R).
Contact Details of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana are : Telephone: +91-1744-233200 / 233100 / 238122, 238495, 233231 (O), 238470, 238498, 238201, 238616, 238682
EPABX : 238470-71,72,73,74,75,76
Librarian : Sh. Krishan Gopal
CoursesNational Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra Haryana runs course(s) in Business Management stream(s).
Electronics and Communication Engineering Computer Engineering Information Technology Mechanical Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management Electrical Engineering Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineeri
* Electronics & Communication Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Computer Engineering
* Information Technology
* Industrial Engineering And Management
* Business Administration
* Computer Applications
Profile of National Institute of Technology (NIT)Introduction
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, Haryana is a premier Technical Institute of the region. The institute started working as Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra in 1963. Like other Regional Engineering Colleges of India this institution too, had been a joint enterprise of the State and Central Governments. This Institute was conferred upon status of Deemed University on June 26, 2002. Since then it has been renamed as National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.
The Institute started functioning in its present campus at Kurukshetra in 1965-66 with 120 students admitted in the first year of the Five-Year Courses of study for the B.Sc. (Engg.) Degree in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The annual intake was increased to 250 students in 1966-67. B.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering was added in 1971-72. in 1967-68 M. Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering was added in 1971-72. In 1967-68 M. Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and in 1971-72, a Postgraduate diploma in Scientific instrumentation were also started. In July, 1976 Part-Time M. Sc. ( Engg.) degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering and instrumentation were started. The First registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology was made in July, 1967.
The Institute changed over to the 4-year B.Tech. Degree courses with effect from the academic year 1985-86. The new courses was designated as B. Tech. The annual intake in B.Tech programme at present is 540.
Special three-year degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, designated as 'Bachelor of Engineering for in-service engineering diploma holders were introduced from the session 1982-83. However, these courses were discontinued by the Govt. of Haryana in the year 2000. The 2-year M.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in various disciplines were redesignated as M. Tech. degree courses with effect form the session 1983-84. Now the duration of the Courses is 2 years. The annual intake in M.Tech programme at present is 165.
From the session 1987-88, the Institute introduced a four-year B. Tech. degree programme in Computer Engineering with an intake of 30 students. The institute also introduced a full time M. Tech. Degree courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering with and intake of 13. The intake of B. Tech. Electronics and communication Engineering degree courses was increased from 30 to 60 from the session 1987-88. Full time M. Tech. degree courses in Water Recourses (Civil Engineering Dept.) was introduced in 1989-90.
In the session 2006-07, the Institute introduced a two-year MBA programme and two four-year B. Tech. degree programmes in Information Technology and Industrial Engineering Management. From the session 2007-08, the Institute started a three-year MCA programme. Each of these newly introduced courses has intake of 60 students. In addition to providing instructions in various disciplines of Engineering and Technology at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, the Institute offers excellent facilities for advanced research in the emerging areas of Science and Technology. The syllabus and the curricula are constantly being updated to meet the growing demands and need of the country in different areas of technology. The infrastructure is geared to enable the Institute to turn out technical personnel of a high quality.
The Central Government in consultation with the Planning Commission had sanctioned a scheme of establishment of Regional Engineering Colleges under the Third Five Year Plain in order to expand the facilities for technical education in the country during the plan period. The Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra was one of the seventeen colleges in the country.
Vide letter No. 16-4/60-T.5, dated the 26th February, 1962 from the Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs, New Delhi, it was established in the year 1963 as a joint and cooperative enterprise of Govt. of India and the State Government of Haryana to serve the State of Haryana and the rest of the country for imparting technical training to youth and for fostering national integration. Its objective was to provide instructions and research facilities in various disciplines of engineering and technology and the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in each such discipline.
The first admission to five year B.Sc. (Engg.) degree course was made by the Institute in July, 1963 at Punjab Engineering College , Chandigarh and Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala , with an intake of 60 students at each place. This was repeated in July, 1964 also. The Institute started functioning on its present campus at Kurukshetra from the year 1965-66. The students were admitted to the first year of the five year integrated B.Sc.(Engg.) degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In 1967-68, M.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering were introduced. In 1971-72, a degree course in Electronics & Communication Engineering and a Post-graduate Diploma Course in Scientific Instrumentation were started. In 1976-77, part time M.Sc. (Engg.) degree courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering were started. The first registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology was done in July, 1967.
The Institute switched over to the four year B.Tech.Degree course with effect from 1985-86. The Course has since been designated as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.). The M. Sc.(Engg.) degree in various disciplines has since been renamed as M.Tech. degree with effect from the session 1983-84. In 1987-88, B.Tech. degree course in Computer Engineering and M.Tech. degree Course in Electronics Engineering were started. In 1989-90, M.Tech. degree course in Water Resources Engineering was started in the Department of Civil Engineering. A special two semesters M.Tech. degree course in Instrumentation for candidates holding P.G. Diploma in Scientific Instrumentation has been introduced from January, 1988.
Three year Special Degree Course, 'Bachelor of Engineering' for in-service diploma holders was introduced from the session 1982-83 in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. This course was fully funded by Govt. of Haryana. The Govt. of Haryana has discontinued the course w.e.f. 2001-02.
During the period 1963 to 2001, there have been considerable achievements in the academic as well as development areas.
The REC Kurukshetra was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 25th April, 1964.
Vide letter No. F.9-10/2002-U.3 dated 26.6.2002 the Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi has upgraded the REC Kurukshetra to National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra with the status of Deemed University w.e.f. 26.6.2002. The NIT Kurukshetra has also been registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 9th April, 2003. The new Memorandum of Association has also been formulated under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Mission And Objectives
To produce quality manpower equipped with human and social values required to provide integration of technical skill, social character, leadership, self-confidence, creativity and renovation for benefit of mankind and sustainable development of India.
To promote the areas of study, teaching and research activities of the Institute by:
Providing exchange of Faculty and Scholars at Regional and National level to attain contemporariness;
Increasing Government-Institute and Industry-Academia Interaction by promoting joint research and consultancy projects between various Departments/Agencies of the Government of India and the Institute as well as Industry and the Institute;
Contributing to knowledge, creation, development, up gradation, dissemination and application by conducting research on the emerging disciplines, by workshops and by publishing books, research reports and research papers in journals of National and International standing.
To offer academic programs in different areas of engineering at Under-gradate, Post-graduate and Doctoral levels.
Increasing Government-Institute and Industry-Academia Interaction by promoting joint research and consultancy projects between various Departments/Agencies of the Government of India and the Institute as well as Industry and the Institute;
To promote quality research and undertake research projects keeping in view the present day to day needs of technology.
To interact with industry and other relevant sectors with a view to promote mutual interaction.
To provide consultancy and testing facilities to various government, semi-government and private organizations with a view to generate additional resources and keep in touch with latest demands of the profession.
To interact with, and provide necessary help to other engineering institutions from the state in particular.
To act as a source for fostering national integration, the students intake being from all over the country providing this opportunity.
To inculcate moral values.
Profile of Institute
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra or NIT Kurukshetra (earlier Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra) is a public technical university wholly funded by Government of India.In December 2008 it was accredited with the status of Institution of National Importance(INI). It is one of the twenty National Institutes of Technology established and administered by Government of India . It runs undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy progamme in Engineering, Sciences and Humanities.
Kurukshetra, steeped in history and mythology, is a place of great spiritual significance, where Lord Krishna, delivered the divine message of "Shrimad Bhagwad Gita". The place from where knowledge spread far and wide was chosen as his capital by King Harshwardhana. It is one of the premier centres of pilgrimage attracting devotees in a steady stream all-round the year. Kurukshetra is a railway junction on the Delhi-Karnal-Ambala section of the Northern Railway. It is about 160 kms. from Delhi. The Institute campus is about 10 kms. from Pipli, a well known road junction on the Sher Shah Suri Marg and about 5km from Kurukshetra Railway station.
The Central Government in consultation with the Planning Commission had sanctioned a scheme of establishment of Regional Engineering Colleges under the Third Five Year Plain in order to expand the facilities for technical education in the country during the plan period.The Regional Engineering College,Kurukshetra(Now NIT Kururkshetra) was one of the seventeen colleges in the country.It was established in the year 1963 as a joint and cooperative enterprise of Govt. of India and the State Government of Haryana to serve the State of Haryana and the rest of the country by imparting technical training to youth and for fostering national integration.Its objective was to provide instructions and research facilities in various disciplines of engineering and technology and the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in each such discipline.
The first admission to five year B.Sc.(Engg.) degree course was made by the Institute in July, 1963 at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala,with an intake of 60 students at each place.The Institute started functioning on its present campus at Kurukshetra from the year 1965-66.The students were admitted to the first year of the five year integrated B.Sc.(Engg.) degree courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.In 1971-72, a degree course in Electronics & Communication engineering and a Post-graduate Diploma Course in Scientific Instrumentation were started.The first registration for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology was done in July, 1967.The Institute switched over to the four year B.Tech.Degree course with effect from 1985-86.The Course has since been designated as Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.).The B.Tech. degree course in Computer Engineering and M.Tech. degree Course in Electronics Engineering were started in 1987-88.
REC Kurukshetra was upgraded to National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra with the status of Deemed University w.e.f. 26.6.2002. The deemed university status to the institute proved to be a boon and since 2002 huge infrastructural developments have taken place in the college apart from changes in the pedagogic techniques and syllabus.As of today it stands as one of the best engineering colleges in the country. In the session 2006-07, the Institute introduced a two-year MBA programme and two four-year B. Tech. degree programmes in Information Technology and Industrial Engineering Management. From the session 2007-08, the Institute started a three-year MCA programme too.
The institute is located in the legendary city of Kurukshetra,Haryana.Kurukshetra,steeped in history and mythology, is a place of great spiritual significance, where Lord Krishna, delivered the divine message of "Shrimad Bhagwad Gita". The place from where knowledge spread far and wide was chosen as his capital by King Harshwardhana. It is one of the premier centres of pilgrimage attracting devotees in a steady stream all-round the year. Kurukshetra is a railway junction on the Delhi-Karnal-Ambala section of the Northern Railway. It is about 160km from Delhi and 90 km from Chandigarh. The Institute campus is about 10 km from Pipli, a well known road junction on the Sher Shah Suri Marg(NH-1)and about 5km from Kurukshetra Railway station.It is adjacent to the Kurukshetra University.
The campus extends over an area of 300 acres imaginatively laid down on a picturesque landscape. It presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty. The campus has been organised into three functional sectors: Hostels for the students, Instructional buildings and Residential sector for the staff.
Boys' Hostels are located towards Eastern side of the campus in the form of cluster. There were 6 old hostels uptil 2006, 3 new boys' hostels have been sanctioned and constructed since. Three storey buildings of hostels provide comfortable accommodation and pleasing environment to students. The Girls' Hostels (2 completed, and 1 under construction) are on the west side of the campus close to the residential sectors.
The instructional buildings have been located between the two residential sectors in order to reduce walking distance. A full fledged health centre manned by qualified doctors, a Post Office and a branch of the State Bank of India are located at convenient points on the Campus. For organising cultural activities there's an Open Air Theater and an auditorium - Jubilee Hall. A new Administration building is under construction at the time of this writing.
In its 46 years of existence NIT Kurukshetra has produced excellent talent that has served the nation and the world in various fields of activities.NITKKR has an alumni association which began in mid seventies as RECKOBA(Regional Engineering College Kurukshetra Old Boys Association).It was on humble beginning with Prof. B.K. Kaul and Dr. A.K.Kachroo as the first President and Secretary,respectively.Now it's known as NITK Alumni Association and is a registered body.
Some of the most distinguished alumni are:
* Rajeev Kapoor CEO,Fiat India Automobile Private Limited
* P K Munjal, MD, Hero Honda
* Adesh Gupta, Chairman, Liberty Shoes
* Srini Raju, Chairman, I-LAbs
* Rakesh Bakshi, Padma Shri Awardee
* Sanjay Dhawan, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Aricent Technologies
* Biraj Adhikari, Deputy CM of Sikkim
* Ramasubramanian.T.K, physics genius and famous writer
* K K Agarwala, Vice-Chancellor, GGS Indraprastha University
* Rohit Sharma, Founder and CTO ONI systems (acquired by Ciena Corp.)
* V K Suri, Chief Director, National Co-operative Development Corporation (Govt. of India)
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PHOOL KUMAR Versus NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (DEEMED UNIVERSIT Civil Writ Petition 2042 of 2011IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
Phool Kumar Vs. National Institute of Technology (Deemed University), Kurukshetra and others
Mr.Ashish Chaudhary, Advocate, for the petitioner.
RANJIT SINGH, J.
The petitioner has already been promoted. Now he is asking for promotion from the date his juniors were promoted. The petitioner has approached with delay as his juniors were promoted in the year 2006, Counsel seeks permission to withdraw this writ petition.
Dismissed as withdrawn as prayed for.
( RANJIT SINGH )
RAMESH KUMAR SHARMA Vs NATIONAL INSTTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KURUKSHETRA AND CWP 14171 of 2009`IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
Date of Decision: 21.12.2009
Ramesh Kumar Sharma ...Petitioner
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra and others ...Respondents
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE VINOD K.SHARMA
Mr.R.K.Malik, Sr.Advocate, with
Mr.Jitender Bedwal, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr.Chetan Mittal, Sr.Advocate, with
Mr.Varun Gupta, Advocate, for respondent No.1.
Mr.Brijeshwar Singh, Advocate, for respondent No.2.
Mr.N.R.Dahiya, Advocate, for respondent No.3.
V inod K.Sharma, J. (Oral)
The petitioner was appointed as Physical Training Officer on ad-hoc basis on 4.8.1975 and thereafter on regular basis on 6.8.1976.
The administrative and financial control of National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra was taken over by the Central Government, under the Act of Parliament i.e. NIT Act, 2007. As per Section 5(d) of NIT Act, 2007 service conditions of the employees were protected. Section 5(d) of the NIT Act, 2007 reads as under:-
5(d) every person employed by a society, immediately before such commencement shall hold his office or service in the corresponding Institute for the same tenure, at the same remuneration and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, leave, gratuity, provident fund and other matters as he would have held if this Act had not been passed, and shall continue to do so unless and until his employment is terminated or until such tenure, remuneration and terms and conditions are duly altered by the statutes.
The case of the petitioner is that after take over the service condition of the employees were governed by the statute, called the first statute of National Institute of Technology.
Rule 24 of the statute reads as under:-
24. General Terms and Conditions of Service of Permanent Employees. Permanent employees of the institute shall be governed by the following terms and conditions:-
(ii) The age of superannuation shall be specified for various classes and categories of the employees of the institute by the
In exercise of powers under Rule 24 Central Government has
prescribed the age of superannuation of the employees as under:
5. Age of Superannution:
It has been decided that the age of superannuation for Assistant Librarian/College Librarians and Assistant Directors of Physical Education/College Directors of Physical Education would henceforth be 62 years.
Learned senior counsel for the petitioner contends, that in view of the notification of the Central Government the petitioner is entitled to continue in service till the age of 62 years. The respondents by ignoring the notification of the Central Government, the Director of the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra has passed impugned order retiring the petitioner, from service on attaining the age of 60 years.
The order impugned reads as under:-
Sh.R.K. Director of Sports will be retiring from the services of the Institute on 31.10.2009 (A.N.) on attaining the age of superannuation i.e. 60 years to enable this office to settle his final accounts, you are requested to intimate whether there are any dues against his name, so far as your Department/Section is concerned within 15 days in case there is nothing due against him, even a 'Nil' report may please be sent.
The writ petition is opposed by the Institute by relying upon Circular Annexure R.1/1, which prescribed the date of superannuation age of Physical Education personnel as 62 years, subject to their possessing qualification and experience, prescribed by University Grants Commission from time to time.
The part of Circular on which reliance has been paced by respondent No.1 reads as under:-
The age of superannuation of librarian, the cadre of physical education personnel of centrally funded technical institution (CFTIs); and Registrar and Finance Officer of IITs, IISERs, NITs, IISC, Bangalore and Deemed to be Universities will be on par with UGC, and hence be fixed at 62 years, subject to their possessing the qualification and experience as prescribed by UGC from time to time.
The contention of the learned senior counsel for the respondent is, that the petitioner does not possess the qualification of University
Director of Physical Education, therefore, he is to retire on attaining the age of 60 years. The impugned order, thus, has been validly passed.
Learned counsel appearing on behalf of respondent No.3, contends that the order Annexure P.1 is in consonance with Section 5 (d) of the Statute reproduced above, as while taking over the services of the petitioner it was stipulated that his service condition would be protected and therefore, the petitioner cannot claim to continue up to the age of 62 years as at the time of taking over the age of retirement was 60 years.
Learned counsel for the respondent No.2 also contends that there is no teaching staff of physical education and therefore, the petitioner cannot claim to continue in service up to the age of 62 years as the instructions relied upon are only applicable to teaching staff.
In reply the petitioner has filed a short affidavit wherein it has been pleaded as under:-
3. That UGC has prescribed qualifications for various posts; the post on which the petitioner is working fulfilled the essential qualification prescribed for the post of College Director of Physical Education. The respondent No.1 in the written statement has tried to mislead this Hon'ble Court by alleging that the petitioner is not fulfilling the qualification prescribed for the post of University Director of Physical Education. It is necessary to mention here that the University Director of Physical Education is a post of Professor level and scale is also of the Professor level. The post occupied by the petitioner is of Lecturer level and pay scale is also Lecturer level. It is necessary to mention here that next higher post from the post of College Director of Physical Education is Deputy Director of Physical Education and hereafter next higher post is University Director of Physical Education. The qualifications prescribed by the UGC for the Post of University Director of physical Education, Deputy Director of Physical Education and College Director of Physical Education is attached as Annexure P.15.
Annexure P.15 reads as under:-
4.6.0. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSTS OF DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION/COLLEGE DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL
4.6.1. UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(i) Ph.D in Physical Education or allied discipline.
(ii) A minimum of 15 years of Physical education/Sports experience of which at lest 5 years as University Deputy Director of Physical Education or ten years as University Assistant DPE/College DPE.
(iii) Evidence of organizing competitions and conducting a minimum of ten coaching camps.
(iv) Evidence of having produced good performance teams/athletes at inter university/combined university and at higher level etc and of having guided Ph.D.M.Phil candidates for research.
(v) Evidence of Published work with a minimum of 10 books and/or publications in indexed/ISBN/ISSN numbered journals and/or ISBN/ISSN numbered list of journals hosted on the website of the concerned University.
(vi) A minimum score in the Academic Performance Indicator (API) based a Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) developed by UGC in these Regulations.
4.6.2. UNIVERSITY DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(I) Ph.D in Physical Education/Sports Science. In addition, shall also possess at least 55% of the marks or an equivalent grade of the Master's Degree level wherever grading system is followed.
(ii) A minimum of 10 years' teaching/Physical education/sports experience of which at least 5 years as University Assistant DPE/College DPE.
(iii) Evidence of having organized competitions and conducted a minimum of FIVE coaching camps of at least two weeks' duration.
(iv) Evidence of having produced good performance teams/athletes for competitions like state/ national/ inter0university / combined university, etc.
(v) Passed the physical fitness test.
(vi) Evidence of published work with a minimum of 5 books and/ or publications in indexed ISBN/ISSN numbered journals and / or ISBN/ISSN numbered books and the University developed ISBN/ISSN numbered list of journals hosted on the website of the
(vii) A minimum score as stipulated in the academic Performance Indicator(API) based Performance Based Appraised System (PBAS) developed by UGC in these Regulations.
4.6.3. University Assistant Director of Physical Education / College Director of Physical Education
(i) Master's degree in Physical Education or Master's degree in Sports Science with at least 55% of the marks or its equivalence in a grade point scale with a consistently good academic record.
(ii) Record of having represented the university / college at the inter-university/ intercollegiate competitions or the State and / or national championships.
(iii) Passed the physical fitness test.
(iv) Qualifying in the National Eligibility Test (NET) or other accredited test like SLET/SET in Physical Education conducted for the purpose by the UGC or any other agency approved by the UGC.
(v) Holders of Ph.D degree as on the date of Notification of these Regulations, along with those candidates who are awarded a Ph.D. Degree through a process of admission, registration,course work and external evaluation as laid down in the UGC (Minimum
Standards and Procedure for award of M.Phil/Ph.D Degree), Regulations, 2009 and so adopted by the university shall be exempted from NET/SLET/SET.
The contention of the learned senior counsel for the petitioner is that the petitioner was appointed as Physical Training Officer and was redesignated as Director without the Pay Scale attached to the post of Director of University. In fact the petitioner holds the post of College Director of Physical Education.
It is not disputed that the petitioner is being paid the salary equivalent to the College Director of Physical Education in Colleges, which is equivalent to the post of Assistant University Director of Physical Education under 4.6.3.
Faced with this situation, learned counsel for respondent No.1
states that in view of the stand taken by the petitioner the respondent No.1 would like to re-designate the petitioner as Physical Training Officer. The petitioner has no objection to this.
Learned counsel appearing for the University Grants Commission contends that the post of Physical Training Officer, does not fall in University Grants Commission, therefore, instructions will not apply
to the post held by the petitioner.
On consideration of mater, I find force in the contentions raised
by the learned counsel for the petitioner.
It is not in dispute that under the NIT Act, 2007 service condition of the petitioner was duly protected. The contention of the learned counsel for the University Grants Commission that he would not be
covered under the instructions, cannot be accepted, as the contention raised is contrary to Section 5 (d) of the Act, as also the qualifications prescribed by the UGC reproduced above, vide which the post of Director/Assistant Director and College Director is duly recognized. It cannot, therefore, be said that the petitioner does not fall in teaching category so as to exclude him, from the benefit of Circular issued by the Central Government.
The contention of the learned counsel for the respondent that the petitioner is to retire on the age of 60, years also cannot be accepted, for the reasons that the petitioner was never treated as University Director of Education, as pay scale attached to that post was never released to him.
Merely by re-designating a post held in a lower pay scale cannot be a ground to deny the benefits which accrue to the employees under the circular.
It is the admitted case of the parties that the petitioner was in the pay scale of Director Physical Education Colleges, which could be
treated to be equivalent to Assistant Director of Education of University and therefore, his age of retirement is 62 years and not 60 years, in view of the statutory rules and the circular letter issued by the Central Government fixing the date of retirement as 62 years.
Needless to say here that in view of the admission made by the
petitioner in this court, the respondents would be at liberty to re-designate the petitioner's post, which may be equivalent to Physical Training Officer.
The writ petition is allowed in the above terms.
RAJA NAGENDER SINGH Vs NATIONALINSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and ANR Civil Writ Petition 4255 of 2007 Civil Writ Petition 4255 of 2007In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh.
Date of Decision: 1.4.2008
Raja Nagender Singh …Petitioner
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra and Another …Respondents
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA
HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA
Mr. Puneet Bali, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. V.K.Jain, Senior Advocate with Mr. Nimanyu Gautam, Advocate for the respondents.
Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia, J.
Petitioner Raja Nagender Singh was admitted in the course of Bachelor of Technology conducted by National Institute of Technology (Deemed University), Kurukshetra.
On 1.11.2004, a physical clash took amongst the students in the hostel area, resulting into fatal injuries to some students. After preliminary enquiry, petitioner was suspended from the Institute vide order dated 2.11.2004 (Annexure P1) and his entry was barred in the hostel area as he was one of the persons who participated in the clash. Vide order dated 4.11.2004 (Annexure P2) Enquiry Committee awarded punishment to the petitioner and it was ordered that he will be expelled from the hostel with immediate effect; he will be debarred from appearing in the campus interviews; adverse remarks are to be entered in the Character Certificates and he has to be rusticated from the
institute upto June 2006 and furthermore he will be debarred from appearing in any examination upto June 2006.
Petitioner instituted a civil suit challenging the order (Annexure P2) passed by the respondent-institute. He also filed an application under Order 39 Rules 1 and 2 CPC. Learned Civil Judge (Junior Division), Kurukshetra, on 29.11.2004 passed a detailed order (Annexure P3), the relevant portion of the same reads as under:-
“....The order dated 2.11.2004 is in connection with clash amongst the students in the Hostel. Regarding the suspension of the applicants, the order dated 4.11.2004 has been passed in connection with restriction and other penalties as mentioned therein, seems the harsh order which may affect the career of the applicants and by passing these orders in a short period leads that no sufficient opportunities were given to the applicants or to their parents. The law relied by the counsel for the Respondents leads that without any reasonable ground the Court is not required to interference in the Educational Institution, but in the instant case, specifically on the reasons mentioned above, I am of the view that interference of the Court is warranted. Moreover, it is apparent on record that the mercy appeal dated 25.11.2004 is pending before the authority which is not decided till date and decision of the appeal after the date 30.11.2004 undoubtedly, would cause loss to the applicants as they would be debarred to appear in the examination commencing with effect from 30.11.2004 onwards. The legality of the order is under subjudice and at this stage, if the applicants are not allowed to appear in the examination going to be commenced with effect from 30.11.2004,
undoubtedly, the applicants would suffer irreparable loss, therefore, keeping in view the facts and circumstances mentioned above and also in view of the law relied by the counsel for the applicants (supra), the Respondents are hereby directed to allow the applicants to ppear in the examination going to the commenced with effect from 30.11.2004 provisionally. The application in hand is hereby allowed accordingly.
7. However, my observations made in this order shall not affect the decision of the case which shall be decided on merits”.
On 9.2.2005, learned Civil Court passed another order (Annexure P4), the operative portion of which reads as under:-
“...The applicants have been expelled from the Institute and are not on the rolls. The Court is not supposed to direct the respondents to allow the applicants for attending the classes and for appearance in the examination. It is purely administrative matter and the interference of the Court is not required to be warranted. However, mercy appeal represented by the applicants are not disposed of by the respondents till dat, therefore, in these circumstances, the absence period of the applicants are required to be considered as presence till disposal of the appeal. Finding no justifiable ground to allow the present application, the present application is hereby dismissed.
5. However, my observations made in this order shall not effect the decision of the case which shall be decided on merits”.
Since learned Civil Judge (Junior Division), Kurukshetra has not allowed the petitioner and other students to join the classes, they preferred an appeal. Learned Appellate Court on 11.2.2005 vide order (Annexure P5) held that the appellants, which included the petitioner, allowed to appear provisionally in the examinations which were to commence from 14.2.2005. Vide order dated 4.3.2005 (Annexure P6), counsel for the petitioner before Appellate Court made a statement that the College Authorities have assured to revoke the impugned orders dated 2.11.2004 and 4.11.2004, therefore, in view of the same nothing was required to pursue the further relief and the appeal was sought to be withdrawn.
In the reply filed before us, Registrar of respondent-College stated that on 1.11.2004 at about 11.45 P.M. petitioner along with other students indulged in fighting in the lawns of Hostel No.5 in the campus of the respondent-University in which certain students of final year received serious injuries, who were referred to P.G.I. Chandigarh and FIR in this regard was also registered. The Committee consisting of Proctor, Chief Warden, Senior Professors and Deputy Chief Warden was constituted and in the enquiry petitioner along with others were found to have assaulted the students with rods, shovels, sticks etc. and inflicted head injuries to them.
In the written statement, respondent-College has specifically stated as under:-
“15. That a committee headed by the Director, N.I.T. and comprising of other senior professors and Proctor, Deputy Chief Warden and Registrar, on 02.03.2005 considered the apology tendered by the students including the Petitioner. The committee observed as under:-
1. The Institute will consider the said apology of the aforesaid students only after all Court cases filed by them against the institution are withdrawn unconditionally.
2. Al the aforesaid students will furnish an undertaking to the Institution that they are ready to accept and undergo any punishment which the Institution may award to them”.
It is further stated in the written statement that after the withdrawal of civil suit since the students had tendered pardon they were taken back on the rolls of the College. They were allowed to appear in the campus interviews and it was also decided not to put adverse remarks in their Character Certificate. However, they were not admitted in the hostel.
The result of sixth semester was declared on 11.1.2006 as per Annexure R12. The petitioner has filed representation dated 23.8.2006 (Annexure P9). According to his own showing, petitioner had successfully completed his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) course on 23.6.2006. A perusal of representation (Annexure P9) will show that the petitioner has been awarded following sessional marks for attendance in various subjects:-
Sr.No Code No. and Subject Sessionals
Marks obtained Max. Marks Name of Ld. Teacher
1 ET-302 Electrical Drives 13 50 Dr. K.K.Sharma
2 ET-304 Micro-processor and Microcontrollers 23 50 Dr. L.M.Saini
3 ET-306 Analog and DigitalCommunication 28 50 Dr. Lilly Dewan
4 ET-308 Switchgear and Protection 25 50 Dr. Shelly Wadhera
5 ET-301 Adv. Programming and Software Engineering 37 50 Dr. Krishan Gopal
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Sr.No Code No. and Subject Sessionals
6 ET-312 Measurements and Instrumentation-II 35 50 Dr. R.K.Arora
7 ET-314 Micro-processors Lab (P) 15 30 Drl. L.M.Saini
8 ET-316 Power System Lab (P) 17 30 Dr. Shelly Wadhera
9 ET-318 Electric Drives Lab (P) 19 40 Dr. Yash Pal
10 ET-320 Measurements and Instru. Lab-II (P) 17 30 Dr. Rupansi Batra
Now the grievance made in the present writ petition is that in case period of absence is treated as presence then the petitioner will get more marks, which are to be awarded for attendance in the column of sessional and his grading will improve.
We cannot accept the prayer made by the petitioner in the present writ petition on two counts. Firstly, it was petitioner's own involvement in the fight for which an FIR was registered. The petitioner was rusticated though later the punishment was recalled and he was allowed to appear in the examination. We cannot say that even though he has not attended the classes, he should be given benefit of absence from classes and it should be construed that he has attended the classes. For his own conduct and follies, the petitioner cannot claim that marks be awarded to him even though he has not attended the classes.
The College Authorities have to maintain discipline. We are also hesitant to interfere in the relationship of Teacher and Taught. The University Authorities have already granted benefits to the petitioner and has withdrawn everything adverse with which petitioner was fastened by the Enquiry Committee. We cannot allow any premium to the petitioner for his absence, which was result of his own conduct.
Secondly, as per the petitioner's own pleading he has completed B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) course on 23.6.2006. It is too late in the day to tell the University to revise the result of the petitioner once the result has been declared and published. To tell the University to improve the grade of the petitioner will not be just, therefore, we find no merit in the present writ petition and the same is dismissed.
(Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia)
OM PARKASH Vs STATE OF HARYANA CWP 6136 of 1999In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh
Date of Decision: September 15, 2006
Om Parkash and others …Petitioner
State of Haryana and others …Respondents
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M. KUMAR
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE M.M.S. BEDI
Mr. S.P. Laler, Advocate, for the petitioners.
M.M. KUMAR, J. (Oral)
Learned counsel for the petitioners has placed on record a copy of the minutes of the meeting of Staff Grievance Redressal Committee of the National Institute of Technology (Deemed University).
According to Item No. 1, dealing with the pay scale of
Laboratory Attendants, the aforementioned Committee has ordered investigation as to why the pay scale of Rs. 1200-2040 w.e.f. 23.1.1996 corresponding the pay scale of Rs. 4000-6000 as approved by the Board of Governors have not been released to the Laboratory
Attendants. A probe has been ordered and the pay scale of Rs. 4000- 6000 has further been ordered to be paid to the Laboratory Assistants, if permissible as per the Rules/Regulations. It has furt her been
pointed out that the petitioners who are Laboratory Assistants have already issued a demand justice notice on 12.2.1999 (P-6) for grant of the aforementioned pay scale.
CWP No. 6136 of 1999 Without going into the merits of the case, we deem it just and appropriate to direct the respondents to take cognizance of the legal notice, dated 12.2.1999 (P-6) sent by the petitioners and decide the same expeditiously preferably within a period of two months from the date a certified copy of this order is presented to them. It shall be appreciated if a speaking order is passed.
Petition stands disposed of in the above terms.
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