Denial of admission: HC seeks response from Centre

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre and the Joint Entrance Examination of IIT chairman to explain the denial of admission.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked
the Centre and the Joint Entrance Examination of IIT chairman
to explain the denial of admission to a successful candidate
owing to a technical problem in filling the choice of subject.

A vacation bench of Justice ML Mehta has sought
responses from the Secretary of the Human Resources
Development Ministry and and chairman of the JEE of IIT, Delhi
and fixed the matter for hearing on July 4.

The court was hearing the petition of an IIT aspirant
Jitender Kumar Bansal, a resident of Yamuna Vihar here, that
he was denied admission despite being declared selected in the
OBC category in the entrance examination this year.

Issuing notices to IIT, Delhi and the HRD ministry, the
court said the possibilities be explored to ensure admission
of Bansal.

The petition, filed through advocate Navin Kumar Jha,
alleged Bansal, after clearing the entrance test, registered
himself for the JEE Counseling On line Portal (JCOP) and opted
for two courses for admission on June 15.

Later, after being advised to opt for more courses, he
logged again on the JCOP website and entered 20 courses for
counseling and subsequent admission, it said.

The candidate, who was not asked by the IIT, Delhi to
appear for counseling, was later told that his choice sheet,
regarding the selection of courses, was found blank due to
some technical problem, it said.

"The admission process of JEE was arbitrary and
discriminatory as the same is on line and without any
procedure for acknowledgment and confirmation of the filling
of the form," the petition said.

PTI

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