The Madras High Court has refused to interfere in the minimum qualification prescribed for undergoing PG diploma in sanitary inspector course at Gandhigram Rural Institute, which had included a criterion of pass in B Sc Chemistry along with Biology, Botany and Zoology being the core subject in Class 12.
There was nothing wrong in the university’s decision to fix the minimum eligibility requirements for a particular programme so as to ensure that it enrolled only those with better quality, said the judge. “I find there is no reason to interfere with the said prospectus. The university may fix higher standards in the future years to come. We cannot direct the University on the administrative side to take old prospectus and include the same,” he added.
Noting that the condition was not there in earlier prospectus, the petitioner argued that the new criteria would affect the admission of those with B Sc degree but without Biology, Botany and Zoology in Class 12. It was also pointed out that even in Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation Public Health Subordinate Service Rules, 1996, the specified qualification for PG diploma in sanitary inspector course only seeks a pass in B Sc Chemistry.