IGNOU to set up 200 community colleges:
The Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU) will open 200 community colleges in
the country, Vice-Chancellor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai has said,
reports The Hindu.
IGNOU study centre at the State Resource Centre (SRC) at Nandavanam....
Punjab government disaffiliates 187 schools
Taking serious view of the fact that Sanskriti School in the capital
was following discriminatory policies, the Delhi High Court asked
the well known school to explain its criteria for admission.
Senior Advocate Arvind Nigam, who was
appointed amicus curiae (friend
of the court) in the case, submitted his report that the school is
fully funded by the central government and the children of top
bureaucrats were mostly studying there.
Objecting to the school's step of
giving admission to only children of bureaucrats, a division bench
comprising Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S.Muralidhar
said: When the school is funded by the government then why there is
discrimination? It is our money. A school cannot function like this.
General Gopal Subramaniam, who was appearing on behalf of the centre
government, submitted: A separate school for the children of
bureaucrats is there as that is the transferable job and children
suffer the most in the whole affair.
But the bench looked dissatisfied by
his submission and asked the counsel appearing for the school to
explain the criteria under which it granted admission to children by
You cannot classify children like
this. We understand the hardships faced by the government officers
when they were transferred but that does not mean that others are
being discriminated like this, the bench asked.
The bench passed the order taking a
cognisance of a media report about the school two years ago.