Mohini Jain v. State of Karnataka and Others


1992 AIR 1858, SCR (3) 658 (1992)



The case upholds education as a fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution of India and supports the fact that the state must not discriminate against learners regardless of circumstances such as low income. The Court emphasized that the State must ensure that the conditions of entry into institutions of learning are designed to promote equity and equality for all learners. The Court further stated that private institutions are agents of the State in the provision of education and therefore have a duty to ensure equal access to, and non-discrimination in the delivery of, higher education.

Abidjan Principles:

Overarching Principle 1, Overarching Principle 3, Overarching Principle 4, Guiding Principle 11, Guiding Principle 17, Guiding Principle 23, Guiding Principle 24, Guiding Principle 25, Guiding Principle 34, Guiding Principle 36, Guiding Principle 50, Guiding Principle 54, Guiding Principle 55




Supreme Court of India

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