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Delhi HC questions 'hurry' in launching 4-year programme

delhi Updated: May 16, 2013 00:48 IST
Harish V Nair

Taking note of the stiff objection to the four-year undergraduate programme from a large number of visually-impaired students, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday wondered if the course was being implemented in a hurry.

A bench headed by Chief Justice D Murugesan made it clear that wide consultations must be held and grievances of all sections of students must be taken into account before implementing it.

The court asked Delhi University to consider suggestions by visually-impaired students within a month and sought a report from the vice-chancellor by July 3.

Judges accepted the university's submission that an empowered committee has been set up to look into the grievances.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO 'sambhavna', challenging the implementation of the course in its present form.

Terming the course discriminatory, its lawyer Pankaj Sinha contended that blind students will be left out of the mainstream education system.

The NGO raised objections on various counts, chief among them being two mandatory foundation courses based on mathematics and science - which the NGO feels would be a hurdle for visually-challenged students.