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Four DU colleges go to court over quota order

Four Delhi University colleges flaunting their minority-institution tags on Friday challenged a May 29 high court order mandating them to abide by the varsity's rules on reserving 27% of their seats for other backward class (OBC) students in the ongoing admission season. HT reports.

education Updated: Jun 22, 2012 23:31 IST
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Four Delhi University colleges flaunting their minority-institution tags on Friday challenged a May 29 high court order mandating them to abide by the varsity's rules on reserving 27% of their seats for other backward class (OBC) students in the ongoing admission season.

SGTB Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce and Mata Sundari College for Women have challenged the order of a single bench that had also directed the institutes to admit students belonging to scheduled castes and tribes.

Appearing for the colleges, senior advocate KTS Tulsi sought directions from the court to permit them to continue with the admission for this academic year without reservation for OBC students, as is the practice.

A vacation bench of Justices Veena Birbal and Manmohan Singh asked DU to respond to the petition by June 25, the next date of hearing.

"These four colleges come under the category of minority institutes, which have been exempted by the Supreme Court from the OBC reservation," Tulsi said.