Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, to inform its decision by January 27, on an appeal by a first-year B. Tech student, who was suspended for a period of one academic year on the allegations of consuming ganja on the institute premises.
The Division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy was dealing with the petition by the suspended student, who sought directions from the institute to allow him to attend the second semester classes, which started on 23 December, 2019.
On Tuesday, the bench had directed the Vice-Chancellor of the institute to allow him to attend the classes and sought response from the institute on its proposal to be gentle against the suspended students.
On being asked, the institute furnished a communication to the court that the student has approached the High Court even before the senate decided on a decision on the appeal. It also explained that the senate had the power to take decision on administration matters.
Expressing doubt with the way of reply was received, the court observed that it seems the institute may go against the student’s appeal. It also said to the institute that no one could stop an aggrieved person to approach the court for relief. “What is the wrong with the student approaching the court, when the issue was pending for more days before the senate and the classes have been started”, the court asked.
It directed the institute to take a decision by the weekend....