• Shirpur Education Society, through its Principal v. The State of Maharashtra & Ors.

    Jan, 31-2020

    The instant case arose due to duplication of provisions in AICTE Act, 1987 and Pharmacy Act, 1948, both regulating pharmacy education in India, ensuing in considerable confusion for the concerned educational institutions. In the meeting held on 03.01.2018, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and the All India Council of Technical Education mutually agreed that the former shall be solely responsible for regulating pharmacy education and that, a corresponding amendment shall be made in the AICTE Act. In light of this understanding arrived at by the two regulatory authorities, the Surpeme Court of India has, without deciding on the primacy of the two authorities, directed the PCI to give due recognition and consequential benefits to the students admitted in the past as well as those within the intake capacity of 100 seats for the academic year of 2019-20