HC allows separate CETs for PGDBM by private colleges
The Bombay High Court on Thursday allowed private unaided institutions to conduct
their own Common Entrance Tests for Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
(PGDBM) courses for the academic year 2011-12.
Division Bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S J Vazifdar today stayed
the circulars issued by the state government and the All India Council for Technical
Education (AICTE) stating that they would conduct a single CET for admission to
The association of private unaided institutes had opposed the decision by moving
HC. It said colleges had already chalked out CET schedules. Yet, the state published
a notice on January 1, 2011 stating that it would conduct a single CET, for all
"It is not possible to have a single common entrance test with same pattern and
eligibility as there are several disciplines and categories in the courses. Single
window system cannot be endorsed by the government here as is done in medical and
engineering courses," said senior advocate Aspi Chinoy, appearing for the petitioner.
Courtesy: Indian Express
The association contended that the state Government's decision violated constitutional
right of private colleges, upheld by the Supreme Court in P A Inamdar case, where
court held that managements of private institutes had unfettered fundamental right
to choose students for admission.
"The (government's) insistence on conducting admission process for PGDBM despite
its dismal performance is not only illegal and unconstitutional but also unreasonable,"
it said. Referring to the government's purported failure in handling admissions
for MBA course in 2009-10, when about 10,000 seats had remained vacant, the petition
added that the state machinery was incapable of holding CET.