In a petition challenging Delhi University’s admission policy for UG courses, the Delhi High Court on Monday said some state boards may have developed different methods of assessment of Class XII students, which led to some variations in the average results, but it did not provide the university’s admission to the “transparent arbitrary” criteria required.
The court made observations in the order dismissing the petition seeking admission on the ground that the scoring system of the State Boards was not identical with the scheme approved by the Supreme Court for CBSE.
In that petition, a large number of students from state boards scored 100%, while only 550 students of the CBSE scored above 99%. As a result, enrollment cuts for DU colleges have risen to 100%, the petition said, arguing that the policy is inherently discriminatory against CBSE students. Students from different boards requested a scaling mechanism to equalize or measure scores.
However, the petitioner-CBSE student from Chennai scored 98% and could not get admission of his choice due to 100% cut-off and could not prove any procedure in previous years. .
“Petitioner’s grievances regarding the assessment in the current year are also unacceptable. As a result of the epidemic and the inability to conduct the examinations, the CBSE came up with an alternative assessment scheme, which was 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 give … it shows that there is something wrong with the admission process because it will lead to an X number of students added from a particular group,” he noted. Court
DU’s attorney argued that the admissions process was followed throughout and that it could not discriminate between different boards: “This is a policy we have adopted all the time … If there are more students who get 100% marks by a particular board, we can not lose them. . “
Addressing the court, the petitioner argued that his right to equality was being violated, saying, “When you grow up, sometimes you have to pick it up when the cookie crashes. In some years, a particular board may have better results, and a particular board may have less good results. We have to accept that. . “
The court told the student that he had been admitted to a good college and a good curriculum and that “there was no reason to be depressed.” The student told the court that she was able to enroll in the BA program at LSR College but wanted to study for a BA (Hons) in Economics.
On the first day of admission against the 2nd list, DU received 29,086 applications. Of these, 4,696 combinations were allowed.