The Hon’ble Madras High Court on Thursday (20th May 2021) admitted the petition challenging the requirement of “Two Years Master ‘s Degree in Law” to apply for a Ph.D. given under the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Ph.D. Regulations, 2020.
The petition, which was filed by Suganya Jeba Sarojini represented by Advocates T. Arivoli, Adeeb Mohammed, M. Nirmalkumar, stated that the requirement of “Two Years Master’s Degree in Law” is unreasonable and violative of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. The petitioner further contended that the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University by its regulation invalidates a valid Master’s degree for admission to the Ph.D. program.
Additionally, the petitioner also prayed to grant permission to apply at the University for a P.hd program with seeking the order declaring the regulations as ultra vires the Constitution.
Since the division bench comprising of Hon’ble Justice Anita Sumanth and Hon’ble Justice Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy has admitted the petition for the next hearing. But in the meanwhile, the petitioner has been allowed to apply for the P.hd program in the concerned university.