HC quashes DU’s new admission norms

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The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Friday put aside Delhi College’s new admission norms for undergraduate programs.

The court docket was listening to petitions difficult the varsity’s new eligibility standards for admissions in undergraduate programs.


A Division Bench of Justices Anu Malhotra and Talwant Singh quashed the modification in admission eligibility standards and directed DU to comply with admission eligibility standards of final 12 months.

The court docket additionally directed DU to situation discover six months previous to admission when varsity plans to amend admission eligibility standards in future.

The element order will probably be launched later.

Defending its resolution to amend the admission eligibility standards for undergraduate programs, Delhi College (DU) advised the court docket that the brand new admission norms have been fashioned after holding discussions with the stakeholders and consultants within the fields.

DU’s reply got here on petitions difficult the varsity’s new eligibility standards for admissions in undergraduate programs.

“The laying of extra eligibility standards within the undergraduate programs, extra notably in B. Commerce and BA economics (honours), have been performed after a lot deliberation and discussions with the stakeholders and consultants in respective fields,” DU advised the division bench.

The college advised the court docket that it was performed as a part of a technique of laying higher requirements for training.

DU additionally advised the court docket that the college is at all times empowered to border higher requirements of training and is dedicated to doing so. In actual fact, DU is most well-liked as a result of normal of training provided to college students, the college mentioned.

The bench mentioned that nothing prevents DU from bettering its training requirements. “Nobody is saying your resolution (modification) will not be proper, however your timing is probably not proper,” the bench mentioned.

The court docket remarked that DU may have given three months’ prior discover to college students.

The court docket was listening to three petitions together with one by lawyer Charanpal Singh Bagri searching for quashing of the amended eligibility standards for making use of for admission in undergraduate commerce and economics honours programs.

One of many petitions filed by Khushi Srivastava by means of advocate Anupam Srivastava has sought quashing of the recent norms associated to Maths as a part of the highest 4 topics for making use of for admission in BA Economics Honours.

The opposite petitioner, Manas Shukla, has requested the court docket to direct authorities involved to implement the eligibility standards adopted by DU within the final three consecutive years.

As per the brand new norms, 50 per cent marks in Arithmetic in school 12 is obligatory for making use of for admission in undergraduate commerce programs, which was not adopted earlier, the advocate mentioned.

Earlier B.Com Honours and Economics Honours required Maths as a topic in Class 12, although it was not mandatory to incorporate it in the perfect of 4 topics, however securing passing marks was a should.

DU advised the court docket that the proposal for offering extra eligibility standards was already within the public area since March-April and it was already conveyed to the general public by numerous newspapers and web sites.

–IANS

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