HC asks DU to admit additional 301 students for LLB course
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University (DU) and its law faculty to admit an additional 301 students this academic session in its three- year LLB course.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the direction on a plea by group of students who alleged that the varsity and its Faculty of Law did not adhere to the high court's direction to carry out admissions as per past practice.
It agreed with the claim of the students that the DU and its Faculty of Law did not place the correct position before the court on June 28 when it directed the varsity to admit 2,310 students in the LLB course this year as has been done for the past nine years since 2008.
The DU and its law faculty had told the court on June 28 this year that only a total of 2,310 students were being admitted since 2008 to the LLB course offered at the varsity's three law centres here.
The students, who gave the LLB entrance exam this year but could not get admitted, claimed in their application that 2,611 seats, including 301 supernumerary ones for reserved category students, were available every year in the law course.
However, this year the supernumerary seats were included in the 2,310 seats for which admissions were carried out, the application filed through advocate Vivek Chib contended.
The plea also said that the varsity and the faculty of law placed incorrect facts before the court that under the past practice only 2,310 students were admitted to the law course every year.
Agreeing with the submission made on behalf of the students, the bench directed the DU and the law faculty to admit 301 supernumerary candidates over and above the 2,310 seats.