HC asks if DU cut-off criteria followed by all colleges
The Delhi high court on Friday asked the Delhi University (DU) if its notification regarding cut-off calculation was to be mandatorily followed by all colleges affiliated to it.
Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw raised the query after DU told the court there was "no additional eligibility criteria" that colleges could impose as the admission system was centralised, under which each student has to fill one form and submit it to the university. The court, however, said DU notification stated the cut-off/eligibility criteria "may" be followed by the colleges <g data-gr-id="18">and</g> therefore, power was in the hands of the colleges.
It asked the DU counsel to explain where, in its admission circular, was it said that the colleges were bound by the eligibility criteria. "Normally affiliates have to abide by the criteria. Where is that rule?" the court asked. It also sought DU's response on why admissions be not carried out only on the basis of theory marks.
The court was hearing petitions filed by students, state boards and faced a deduction of 10% in their best-of-four marks at the time of calculating cut-offs.