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Delhi Admission 2019: HC quashes DU's new admission norms


NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday put aside Delhi University's new admission norms for undergraduate courses.

The court used to be hearing petitions challenging the varsity's new eligibility standards for admissions in undergraduate courses.


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

The court also directed DU to factor notice six months prior to admission when varsity plans to amend admission eligibility standards in long term.

The element order will be launched later.

Defending its decision to amend the admission eligibility standards for undergraduate courses, Delhi University (DU) informed the court that the brand new admission norms were formed after keeping discussions with the stakeholders and mavens within the fields.

DU's answer got here on petitions challenging the varsity's new eligibility standards for admissions in undergraduate courses.

"The laying of additional eligibility criteria in the undergraduate courses, more particularly in B. Commerce and BA economics (honours), have been done after much deliberation and discussions with the stakeholders and experts in respective fields," DU informed the department bench.

The college informed the court that it used to be executed as part of a technique of laying better standards for schooling.

DU also informed the court that the college is all the time empowered to frame better standards of schooling and is committed to doing so. In truth, DU is most popular because of the standard of schooling presented to students, the college mentioned.

The bench mentioned that not anything prevents DU from making improvements to its schooling standards. "No one is saying your decision (amendment) is not right, but your timing may not be right," the bench mentioned.

The court remarked that DU will have given 3 months' prior notice to students.

The court used to be hearing 3 petitions together with one through lawyer Charanpal Singh Bagri in the hunt for quashing of the amended eligibility standards for applying for admission in undergraduate commerce and economics honours courses.

One of the petitions filed through Khushi Srivastava through suggest Anupam Srivastava has sought quashing of the recent norms associated with Maths as part of the highest four subjects for applying for admission in BA Economics Honours.


The different petitioner, Manas Shukla, has asked the court to direct government concerned to enforce the eligibility standards followed through DU within the last 3 consecutive years.


As in step with the brand new norms, 50 in step with cent marks in Mathematics in class 12 is necessary for applying for admission in undergraduate commerce courses, which used to be now not followed earlier, the suggest mentioned.


Earlier B.Com Honours and Economics Honours required Maths as an issue in Class 12, despite the fact that it used to be now not vital to include it in the most efficient of four subjects, but securing passing marks used to be a will have to.


DU informed the court that the proposal for providing further eligibility standards used to be already within the public area since March-April and it used to be already conveyed to the general public through more than a few newspapers and websites.


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