HC notice to DU, St Stephens College on a student`s plea
The Delhi High Court has sought a response from Delhi University and St. Stephens college on a petition filed by a girl student seeking direction for her admission in the college.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought a
response from Delhi University and St. Stephens college on a
petition filed by a girl student seeking direction for her
admission in the college on the basis of her revised aggregate
marks in class-XII examination.
"In the absence of any provision for admission of
students eligible on the basis of revised marks, the entire
exercise of rechecking loses meaning," said Justice Rajiv
Sahai Edlaw and issued a notice to the university and the
college by July 23.
The Court also asked the college not to fill up any seat
if it falls vacant in future till the court passes further
Filing a petition through counsel Prabhsahay Kaur,
petitioner Jalnidhi Kaur said that in class-XII, 2010,
examination she had scored 94 per cent and requested the Board
to recheck her English paper in which she had scored only 82
Meanwhile, she had applied for BA Economics (Hons) in
St Stephens college which had declared the cut-off for the
Humanities stream as 95 per cent and as a result she became
ineligible and denied admission, according to the petition.
After rechecking, her English marks increased from 82 to
91 in the subject and the aggregate rose from 94 to 96.25 per
cent, the petitioner claimed.
Following the revised aggregate marks, she had
re-approached the college but she was denied admission on the
ground that all seats in the BA Economics (Hons) have been