Students denied admission to DU’s law faculty
About 100 students who had cleared the entrance test for admission to the Delhi University’s Law Faculty have been denied admission as their graduation results were pending.delhi Updated: Sep 17, 2011 23:49 IST
About 100 students who had cleared the entrance test for admission to the Delhi University’s Law Faculty have been denied admission as their graduation results were pending.
Last week, the Delhi University (DU) administration had told students that all those who have made it to the merit list and are seeking admission were supposed to submit proof of their results before August 31. This date was October 15 last year.
Meanwhile, the admission of 29 students from DU’s School of Open Learning (SOL) was accepted despite late results; but those from other universities were shown the door.
“This is discrimination. DU is a Central university and should cater to students from all parts of the country. But the administration is favouring its own students. This is unfair,” said Deepika Deshwal, a student activist who led protests outside the Law Faculty and the vice-chancellor’s office.
Most students who are suffering belong to universities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. They have decided to file a writ petition in Delhi high court against the university.
“We are filing a writ petition in the high court on Tuesday. The vice-chancellor has promised to meet us on Monday. All efforts to meet the registrar were useless,” said Pulkit Kamboj, a student from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.
“My results came out on September 7 and when I went to submit the fee, I was told that the admissions were closed. No such information was given to us at the time of counselling. The results of students from SOL came out on September 4. So why were they given admission? Why is the university treating us like second-rate students when we have made it to the merit list?” Kamboj questioned.
Other students also lamented the action and said there was no clarity in the admission process.“Why didn’t anyone tell us about the last date during the counselling? A notice came up only on Friday that said that final date was August 31. Many of us are higher up in the merit list as compared to SOL students. Is this just?” said Rajat Kumar, another aggrieved aspirant.
Officials from the university, meanwhile, said that rules need to be followed and that they are not discriminating against anyone. “Till when can we keep the admission process running? A rule is a rule. We are sad for the students though,” said a senior university official on condition of anonymity.