Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka
Innovation in education, especially in alternative education and qualification, has always seen scepticism by a certain traditional institution. Unaware of SASE’s due diligence, legal compliance, accreditation for its open schooling, homeschooling, credit transfer scheme, and bridge course, a couple of higher education institutions were not ready to treat open schooling and credit transfer students as regular schooled students for under graduation.
In two separate Writ Petitions filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in the year 2017 and 2018 by 142 students completing American High School Diploma under our open schooling system and by System for Alternative Schooling and Education as an institution respectively, on both occasions, the Hon’ble High Court has upheld the open schooling recognition of SASE and upheld the validity of qualification it offers. The Hon’ble High Court, in its orders, has directed the higher education institution to treat the open schooling qualifications issued by the NWAC board at System for Alternative Schooling and Education as equivalent to 2nd PU/12th standard and grant admission to undergraduate degrees due to its comprehensive recognition from the MHRD, COBSE, AIU, Karnataka Higher Education Council and other relevant state and central government authorities.
The orders from the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka further validate the recognition and the novel intent of open schooling, drop out prevention, credit transfer scheme offered by SASE and NWAC. This also strengthened the seamlessness of our students’ progression into government and private higher education institutions in Karnataka.