Striking down the provisional admission process in universities, technical institutions and other institutes of higher learning, the Himachal High Court today issued stern directions to streamline admissions for 2012-13 academic year by only admitting those students in a higher courses who had passed the qualifying exam.

The orders came from the division bench headed by Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Sanjay Karol in a petition filed by student Khwaja Bahuddin, who has alleged that a private polytechnic institute at Kala Amb had admitted him though he had not passed the matriculation examination.

Having paid all due fees, he was not being assigned a roll number for appearing for the first semester examination to be held soon, the petitioner had let the court know.