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Let magistrate pursue PhD: Court to DU

delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2012 00:54 IST
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The Delhi HC has asked the Delhi University to consider a woman metropolitan magistrate’s application for pursuing a PhD course with it without insisting that she secure a two-year study leave from her job.

A division bench of acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued the direction to the university’s Academic Council on a plea by metropolitan magistrate Twinkle Wadhwa, complaining that the university had rejected her application for admission to the PhD course.

She said the varsity had dismissed her application on the ground that she had been earlier denied the study leave for two years by the HC and in such a scenario it would not be feasible for her to pursue the course.

The bench, however, asked the University Academic Council to consider Wadhwa’s plea for admission, pointing out that if the university could allow its teachers to pursue a PhD course without them actually taking a leave, why should it prohibit a judicial officer from doing so.