A court cannot act as expert in field of education, says Supreme Court

Dismissing a batch of appeals challenging the order of the Jharkhand High Court(‘JHC’) with regard to the selection process for appointment of teachers, the Supreme Court (‘SC’) held that a court cannot act as an expert in the field of education and it should be left to the institutions to determine whether a candidate possesses requisite qualification or not. Observing that there cannot be any deviation from the educational qualifications mentioned in an advertisement of job, the bench said that: “Once having found that the respective writ petitioners were not having the requisite qualification as per the advertisement and thereafter their candidature was cancelled, the High court has rightly refused to interfere with the same.