The Delhi High Court has dismissed the petition.
The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a petition alleging that a “disproportionate” number of Kerala State Board students were admitted to the Delhi University. The court said that fixing the ‘cut-off’ is a matter of admission policy of the university. A single bench of Justice Prateek Jalan said that matters of academic policy should be left to the university and the court would be slow to intervene in it. The court was hearing the petition of an aspirant candidate of DU.
Justice Jalan said, “For me, it is purely a matter of policy. How do we say what should be decided as ‘cut-off’? How can we say that the marks of such board have been higher and that of the other has been less? I don’t think any court can get involved in this on such grounds.
The court said, “We are of the view that it should be left to the policy decision of the university.” was unable. The judge told the petitioner Gunisha Aggarwal, who was present during the hearing through video conference, that there is no reason to be disappointed, admission will be available. There are big colleges and universities all over India.
Advocates Vipul and Anirudh Sharma, representing the petitioner, had claimed that 49 per cent students who got admission in the first cut-off list were from Kerala State Board, while 13.6 per cent and 14.80 per cent students were from CBSE and ISC respectively. The lawyer said that 27 per cent of the successful candidates in the first cut-off were from the Rajasthan state board.
The petitioner’s counsel submitted that for the Kerala Board, the marks of both class 11th and class 12th are being considered, due to which disproportionate number of students are getting admission from there.
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