HCs have jurisdiction over private univs, says SC
"Salve argued that if any organization or body was performing 'public function' or 'public duty', it was within the writ jurisdiction of high court."Manish Raj
The ruling came in a case filed by a senior lecturer dismissed by the Chennai-based SRM University. The aggrieved lecturer, Janet Jeyapaul, took the matter to the apex court after the Madras high court had ruled that the petition was beyond its purview. Reversing the high court order, a division bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Abhay Mohan Sapre said, "If any activity by an authority had a "public element," it was within the high court's purview."