In a relief to more than hundred students pursuing technical and professional courses from Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, the Delhi High Court, on Tuesday, directed the varsity to promote the students to academic year 2010-2011.
Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, stating that the amendment in the Indraprastha Vishwa Vidyalay Act will have no retrospective effect, allowed a petition filed by 107 students against the university, after they were denied promotion.
About 3,500 students from various courses like BTech, MBA, MCA and others were not promoted by the university saying that the criteria for promotion under Indraprastha Vishwa Vidyalay Act for next academic year was amended by the Board of Management in August last year. The new criteria would be applicable only on the batches of 2009-10 and next year onwards.
Alleging that the management’s decision was not communicated neither to their colleges nor to them, the students from various colleges under the university in the National Capital Region (NCR) approached the High Court.
According to the petitioners, earlier, the students had the liberty to carry back all papers in which they have failed to next year. The only criterion was at the time of completion of final year was that they have to have minimum number of credits.