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Notice to JNU, V-C for ‘denying’ admission

The Delhi HC issues a notice to JNU and its vice-chancellor on a petition filed by a student alleging he was denied admission to an M Phil course while some ineligible candidates were taken in.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2008 12:31 AM IST

The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Jawaharlal Nehru University and its vice-chancellor on a petition filed by a student alleging he was denied admission to an M Phil course while some ineligible candidates were taken in.

A division bench of Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice S. Muralidhar directed the varsity and its VC to reply by July 10 on a petition filed by Laxman Singh, an aspirant for M Phil course in Arts and Aesthetics.

He alleged that the JNU had given admission to six others who did not even possess the minimum qualification as per the prospectus and some of them did not even appear for the entrance examination.

Challenging a single judge’s order dismissing Singh’s petition, his counsel Atulesh Kumar contended that the decision of the university was “arbitrary and biased”.

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