National Institute of Design appeals against Gujarat HC order to admit student, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms


The National Institute of Design (NID) has approached the division bench of the Gujarat high court, challenging a single-judge bench’s order to the institute to grant admission to the candidate who topped its entrance exams for master’s degree course.

NID filed the appeal as the student filed a contempt of court petition after the admission was refused despite the court order. Following this, the HC had issued a notice to the institute. The bench headed by Chief Justice Aravind Kumar has agreed to hear NID’s appeal on December 6.

This case involves a student named Ananya Joshi, who graduated from Design Village of Sri Venkateshwara University in Uttar Pradesh. She took NID’s entrance test for Master of Design (Ceramic and Glass Design Discipline) for the current academic year and stood first in the open category with 97.22 percentile.

She was allotted a provisional seat. Since her last semester exam was delayed and the result was expected in September, she was asked to submit a bona fide certificate from the university. She supplied the certificate issued by the dean of her college and her earlier marksheets.

After verification of documents, NID informed the student on July 21 that her candidature was cancelled for want of requisite documents. NID told her that there was no proof that the college was affiliated with the university.

Hence, she should supply the marksheet with a seal and stamp of the university or a bona fide certificate from the university. She supplied the documents, but the NID defended the cancellation of admission.


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