The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has slapped a fine of Rs two lakh on a college in Tirunelveli District for admitting students to a course without getting necessary approval from concerned university.
Justice S Nagamuthu, who had earlier asked Dakshinamara Nadar Sangam College at Kallikulam to deposit Rs nine lakh with the registry, said the fine amount would be sent to Swami Nellaiappar Anbu Ashram and the balance would be returned.
The college had admitted students to the M Com (CA) course without getting approval from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University to which it was affiliated.
The university refused to issue hall tickets to the students for the first semester exam as the course was not approved.
Disposing of a petition by nine students of the course in the college, the Judge said the fine was being levied so that the college would not commit such mistakes again.
He directed the University to provide temporary affiliation in view of the interest of the students and said it could consider providing permanent affiliation depending on the rules and regulations.
It directed the University to hold special first semester examination for the students.