HC gives 3 weeks to decide future of Nagpur Homeo College

NAGPUR: The standoff between the students of Nagpur College of Homeopathy and its management took a turn when the management told the Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that all the classes are being conducted regularly but the students refuted the claim.

The students even stressed that they do not want to be transferred elsewhere. The court has directed the state ayurveda directorate to take decision on appointing an administrator for the college within three weeks.

The management has been involved in a long-drawn tussle with the teachers and students after the college lost its affiliation with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) two years ago. Though no new admissions have taken place, more than 150 students still enrolled with the college claim the management is disinterested in running the institute.

The students filed a case against the management in February with a plea to hand over the affairs of the college to the teachers or a state-appointed administrative committee. A division bench of Justices BP Dharmadhikari and AB Chaudhari conducted the first hearing in the case recently.

The state ayurveda directorate in its reply to the high court had stated that the government cannot afford to appoint an administrator for the college which is in a bad financial condition. The teachers who are on strike since more than a year, are co-petitioners in the case. They expressed their willingness to run the college.[Source]

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