The Delhi High Court has slammed Delhi University for creating a mess ahead of the 2014 academic year admissions by first persisting with the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme and then moving on to earlier three-year discipline.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw made the observation while blaming the varsity for the plight of a student who could not be admitted to any college in BCom (Honours) despite being eligible for the course under the sports quota as per Four-Year Undergraduate Programme rules, but not under the three-year programme (under which having Maths in higher secondary was mandatory for admission to BCom(Honours).
The court directed Delhi University’s (DU) Maharaja Agrasen College to admit the student under its sports quota while setting aside the order of its single-judge bench which had dismissed his plea for admission as he did not have maths as a subject in his higher secondary.
“The appellant has been left without admission to any college in spite of securing marks eligible for admission in the sports quota in colleges of the respondent University. The appellant thus faces the stark reality of wasting one year of his academic life,” the court observed.
It also held that the appellant would be able to cope up with the course without having studied Mathematics.
The petitioner, Siddarth Singh, had challenged the judgement of a single bench which dismissed his plea on the ground that he should not have relied on simply the brochure published for admission to Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).