Defending its choice to amend the admission eligibility standards for undergraduate programs, Delhi College (DU) on Friday informed the Delhi Excessive Courtroom that the brand new admission norms have been shaped after holding discussions with the stakeholders and specialists 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 further eligibility standards within the undergraduate programs extra significantly in B. Commerce and BA economics (honours) has been finished after a lot deliberation and discussions with the stakeholders and specialists in respective fields,” DU informed a division bench of Justices Anu Malhotra and Talwant Singh.
The college informed the courtroom that it was finished as a part of a means of laying higher requirements for training.
DU additionally informed the courtroom that the college is at all times empowered to border higher requirements of training and is dedicated to doing so.
In reality, DU is most well-liked because of the normal of training supplied to college students, the college stated.
The bench stated that nothing prevents DU from enhancing its training requirements.
“Nobody is saying your choice (modification) will not be proper, however your timing might not be proper,” the bench stated.
The courtroom remarked that DU might have given three months’ prior discover to college students.
The courtroom 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 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 courtroom 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 necessary for making use of for admission in undergraduate commerce programs, which was not adopted earlier, the advocate stated.
Earlier B.Com honours and Economics honours required Maths as a topic in Class 12, although it was not vital to incorporate it in the perfect of 4 topics, however securing passing marks was a should.
DU informed the courtroom that the proposal for offering further 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.
After listening to the events, the courtroom has reserved its order on the pleas.
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