Three college students, whose commencement outcomes had been declared by Delhi University (DU) with a delay throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, have urged the Delhi High Court to direct JNU to give them admission in post-graduate programs.
The college students claimed that regardless of reaching the next rating in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) entrance examination, the varsity was not granting them admission due to delay in publication of their commencement outcomes by the DU.
Responding to the submissions of the scholars, the JNU’s counsel mentioned that admissions are nonetheless happening for a number of programs and if the seats can be found in the related programs for which the petitioners have utilized in their respective classes, and in the event that they qualify on advantage for admission in these programs, their instances will even be thought-about sympathetically by the college.
In the listening to held on Tuesday, Justice Prateek Jalan accepted the assertion made by JNU counsel Monika Arora and mentioned it’s made clear that as the scholars’ outcomes have been declared, the clause stipulating that choice shall be given to these whose outcomes have been declared is not going to stand in the best way of their admissions, if seats can be found in the related programs and they’re in any other case certified on advantage.
The three college students have accomplished their undergraduate levels from DU in English (Hons.) and Political Science (Hons.) respectively and they’re searching for admission to the M.A. programs in their respective topics in the JNU.
The petitioners, represented by means of advocates Kawalpreet Kaur and Haider Ali, mentioned they took the JNU entrance examination and have achieved a outcome larger than that required for admission in the primary record revealed by the varsity.
JNU had revealed an e-prospectus for the educational session 2020-21 on March 3, 2020, laying down the choice process for admission in element.
The college students’ grievance was associated to a clause that choice could be given to candidates whose outcomes in their qualifying examination have been declared.
Their counsel submitted that in the current pandemic scenario, the outcomes of the final semester of the B.A.(Hons.) programs taken by them had been declared by DU solely on November 20 and 21, 2020 and JNU, nonetheless, had required the outcomes of the earlier yr to be uploaded by November 8,2020.
The petitioners claimed that in these circumstances, though they certified on advantage for admission in JNU, they weren’t thought-about for admission.
The counsel contended that the choice being given to candidates whose outcomes have been declared is discriminatory and would outcome the petitioners being rendered ineligible for no fault of theirs.
The counsel submitted that admission in the related programs in JNU are nonetheless in progress and they might be happy if the college had been to take into account their instances on deserves at this stage, in the occasion vacant seats are nonetheless out there in the programs for which they’ve utilized.
The excessive court docket disposed of the petition noting the assertion made by the JNU counsel and that the scholars’ counsel mentioned she doesn’t want to press for additional orders.