The Delhi high court has directed Delhi University (DU) to convert the 50 vacant OBC seats in the LLB course in to General category in the current academic year and give admission to students in the waiting list.
Pulling up the university for not complying with the apex court’s direction, Justice Kailash Gambhir said, “Courts have consistently held that every endeavour by the university and all other institutions should be made to fill all the seats as wastage of seats is not only at the cost of the public exchequer but at the cost of depriving a number of aspiring students struggling to get admission in coveted institutions and universities such as DU which is a dream of many.”
Justice Gambhir directed DU to hold a special counselling session for the students after notifying the candidates belonging to General category through notice board and also on the website. “At least, seven days’ time shall be given to the candidates through such a notice, inviting them to participate in the special counselling,” the court said while asking the faculty to give wide publicity to make the students aware of the development.
Rejecting the university’s argument that the session has already begun and that students will suffer if given admission at this stage, the Court said, “The Faculty of Law shall conduct special classes for such students so that they can cover their curriculum. It went on to add that “the attendance of such students shall also be reckoned from the date of their admission and not from the date when the current academic session begun.”
The court’s direction came on a plea of group of students seeking direction to DU to convert the vacant OBC seats into General category as many students have been waiting to get admission in the LLB course.