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DUTA can’t obstruct admissions, says HC

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2010 01:03 IST
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The Delhi High Court on Monday restrained the Delhi University teachers, who are agitating against implementation of the semester system for undergraduate students, from obstructing the ongoing admission process.

In an interim order, Justice A.K. Pathak said: “Keeping in mind the career of the large number of students, it is directed that the DUTA will cooperate in the admission process."

The court also directed DUTA not to obstruct the admission process in any manner asking the body to file its reply by Aug 16.

The university had approached the High Court after it received letters from some of its college principals that the teachers had decided to disassociate themselves from the admission process.

The university petition had also sought a ban on all forms of protests by teachers.

Following a letter from the University Grants Commission on March 21, DU has implemented the semester system for undergraduate students. DUTA has been opposing the semester system for a long time but matters came to a head when Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental had approved the new curricula for 12 science courses at the academic council meeting last month.