The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by Dhaya College of Engineering seeking provisional affiliation for the academic year 2012-13

The Madras High Court Bench here on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by Dhaya College of Engineering, owned by M.K. Alagiri Educational Trust, here seeking provisional affiliation for the academic year 2012-13 besides permission to participate in the forthcoming government counselling session to be held for engineering aspirants.

Justice K. Venkataraman refused to entertain the case on the ground that it would not be possible to order affiliation to the college without an inspection proposed to be conducted by Anna University of Technology-Madurai on June 26 to verify whether the institution had rectified three defects pointed out by a committee which inspected the college in July last year.

The judge noted that on May 9, a Division Bench comprising Justice M. Sathyanarayanan and Justice D. Hariparanthaman had directed AUT-Madurai to conduct the inspection by May 31.

However, the university challenged the order by way of a Special Leave Petition which was dismissed by the Supreme Court on May 30. Thereafter, the university sent a communication to the college stating that the date and time of inspection would be informed later.

Not wanting to wait till then, the college filed the present writ petition seeking temporary affiliation. After the filing of the writ petition, the university informed the college that it would send an inspection committee on June 26.

In the meantime, the university also filed an application before a Division Bench comprising Justice R. Banumathi and Justice B. Rajendran seeking extension of the court imposed deadline of May 31.

When this application came up for hearing on Monday, the judges adjourned the hearing to June 27 at the request of the counsel for the college.

Hence, pointing out that the Division Bench was effectively seized of the matter; Mr. Justice Venkataraman said that he could not order for grant of temporary affiliation without an inspection committee verifying whether the three defects — shortage of books in library, location of a cafeteria next to the classrooms, and non-availability of college bus — had been set right or not.

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