HC reserves verdict on fate of outstation DU candidates

The Delhi high court on Monday reserved its verdict on pleas by students of other state education boards, who have challenged a notification of Delhi University for calculating cut-offs for admission to various colleges under it and have sought a uniform admission system.

“Arguments heard. Judgement reserved,” Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said, after counsels for DU, the outstation students and several colleges put forth their contentions on the issue. DU contended that there was wide variation in the marking scheme of various state boards, where the petitioner students studied, as some gave 30 marks for internal assessment, while the others gave 20.

The university also said the students must have applied to other universities, including those in their respective states, and added that in those cases, where admissions were cancelled, the candidates were asked to take back their certificates from the DU colleges.

The colleges, too, adopted the arguments put forth by DU and added that they issue their respective brochures only to highlight courses offered by them as well as seats available, but they do not put out any additional eligibility criteria.

The students contended that they have sought a uniform system of admission, including calculation of cut-offs, saying there was always a difference of 2-3% in the best-of-four marks calculated by each college in any given case of students from other state boards. 
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