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Delhi High Court slams ban on a fashion institute in Delhi

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In its recent order, the Delhi High Court has directed Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya not to give admissions to any student in a fashion institute in Delhi for any of its courses.
The order has come after a plea filed by a student, Mohammad Sajid, who alleged that the fashion institute, Fashionista was running illegally and playing with the careers of innocent students.
The plea said the university was established by an act of the legislature of Meghalaya as state private university and was empowered to award degrees as specified by the UGC (University Grants Commission) through its main campus only in regular mode.
There is no provision to have campus of university beyond the territorial jurisdiction of the state.
The court also directed the UGC to appraise the court about the action it has taken against the university for violating the UGC norms.
The plea also sought direction to blacklist Fashionista, declare it illegal and take penal action against those managing it as the institute got illegal affiliation.
It was alleged in the plea the institute claimed it had technical collaboration with the Meghalaya university, and was running various degree and diploma courses without approval or affiliation either from the UGC or Distance Education Council (DEC) or the Delhi government.

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