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HC slaps notice on CEPT for closure of climate change course

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Posted: July 4, 2014 1:31 pm

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued a notice to CEPT University, following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the closure of a course on climate change. The court also asked the university to reply within 15 days.

Petitioners Chirag Shashtri and Mitesh Bhuva, former students of the university, had filed a PIL, seeking reinstatement of the climate change course that the university’s executive council had shut down. It also appealed to the court to order the  varsity to initiate the admission procedure for the course along with the rest of the subjects that were terminated at the same time. It also sought for publication of advertisements to attract students with immediate effect.

Shastri is a first-batch M Tech graduate from Climate Change and Sustainable Development under the Faculty of Sustainable Environment and Climate Change. The first batch began in 2010. On the other hand, Mitesh is 2013 batch graduate.

Earlier, both had filed six RTIs in this connection, along with other courses like Masters in Technology Management and a part-time MBA in Infrastructure Management in 2013.

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