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St Xavier's, Asia caught in GU affiliation tangle Wednesday, October 17, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat University seems to have a mind of its own when it comes to affiliating new colleges. Despite asking advocate general Suresh Shelat's legal opinion on whether or not to affiliate two colleges, the university's executive council decided to refer the entire matter back to the need committee.
Most applications in the recent batch of trusts wanting colleges have already been approved. Only St Xavier's College and Asia Trust have been left out and may have to wait for a while before they finally get the stamp of approval. Both trusts are known to have excellent infrastructure with St Xavier's even considered a pioneer in computer education in Ahmedabad, but many in the university fear they may not get the colleges.
"I can't understand why the advocate general's advice has to be taken if we finally have to vote on the issue," said advocate Sudhir Nanavati who is a member of the executive council. At the voting on Monday, six out of 10 members to go back to the need committee. "If the matter had to be finally resolved through voting then why did we go in for a legal opinion in the first place? We could have gone back to the need committee without such a lengthy process and wasting time."
Now that the need committee will look at the two applications all over again, yet another long-winded process will start with one committee referring it to another.
The Council will meet again on Wednesday to discuss the issue regarding empty seats in the seven new BCA colleges where only 265 of the more than 900 seats remains vacant.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]