The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a petition challenging the Delhi University’s admission policy for undergraduate courses.
The court made observations in the order dismissing the petition seeking admission to UG courses claiming that the scoring system of the state boards was not identical with the scheme approved by the Supreme Court for CBSE. In that petition, the highest number of students from state boards scored 100 per cent, while only 550 students of CBSE scored above 99 per cent.
As a result, admission cuts in colleges under the University of Delhi have gone up by 100 per cent, the petition said, arguing that the policy naturally discriminates against CBSE students. Petitioner requested a scaling mechanism to equalize or measure the marks of different examination board students.
However, the court held that the petitioner-CBSE student obtained 98 per cent marks in Class XII and was not able to get admission of his choice due to 100 per cent cut-off. That may support his case.
“Petitioner’s grievances regarding the assessment in the current year are also unacceptable. In the event of an outbreak and inability to conduct the examination, the CBSE came up with an alternative assessment scheme which was in fact approved by the Supreme Court. , ”Judge Pratik Jalan said in the order.
Petitioner’s counsel, while arguing that a large number of applicants from Kerala are allowed in Delhi, said the court could not decide the number of students from Delhi or any other place. “I mean the rationale you say … is it a temporary rationale? ‘Because it leads to the number of students enrolled from a particular group, so it shows that something is wrong with the admission process,” the court said.
The Delhi University lawyer argued that the admission process was being followed throughout and that it could not discriminate between different boards. “This is a policy we have always accepted; now the thing is, if there are more students who get 100 per cent marks by a particular board, we cannot lose them because it is a central university. As a central university, we have to invite applications from all the boards,” said the adviser representing the submitted university.
When the petitioner, a student from Chennai, addressed the court and argued that his right to equality was being violated, the court said, “When you grow up, sometimes you have to pick it up when the cookie breaks. In a few years, a particular board may have better results, and a particular board may have less good results. We have to accept that. “
The court further told the student that she was admitted to a good college and good course. “There is no reason to be depressed. If you want to respect the economy, I am sure there are other colleges where you can get admission with the marks you have got. There are many colleges and excellent universities all over India. Please do not be discouraged by not joining a particular college. You are a youth, your whole life. It is in front of you. Take advantage of the opportunities available to you and take advantage of them, ”it said while addressing the petitioner.
The petitioner, 18 years old, in his petition, said that he had applied to foreign universities and was given letters of offer by them but he wanted to study at Delhi University. He was able to get admission in the BA program of Lady Shri Ram College, but told the court that he wanted to study BA (Hons) in Economics.