Can marks in a subject be sole criteria for admission in DU?
Should the marks obtained by a candidate in a subject, in which he applies for undergraduate programme, be the sole criteria to get admission in the Delhi University?
New Delhi: Should the marks obtained by a
candidate in a subject, in which he applies for undergraduate
programme, be the sole criteria to get admission in the Delhi
The Delhi High Court Wednesday agreed to look into the
issue if a candidate approaches it challenging the admission
procedure for undergraduate programme of the Central
University, which takes admission on the basis of average marks
obtained by students in three subjects.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra,
however, refused to hear a PIL filed by an advocate on this
issue, saying that the petitioner has no locus standi in the
case but added that it would consider the case if students
approached the court.
"We cannot entertain the PIL. Let the student approach
the court. The aggrieved person should approach the court
through guardian and the petitioner cannot espouse the cause
of students. It is open to the student to approach the
court," the bench said.
The bench passed the order on a PIL filed by an
advocate Sunil Kumar challenging the criteria followed by the
University for admission in undergraduate programme.
He pleaded before the court that a student is taught
only one subject in detail in graduation and other two are not
main subject and so the admission should be granted only on
the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in that subject in