HC notice to JNU, Vice Chancellor on student’s plea

New Delhi (PTI): The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and its vice-chancellor on a petition filed by a student alleging that he was denied admission to an M Phil course but some other 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 before the court that the decision taken by the university was “arbitrary and biased” as other students were related to the faculty members and scored more marks in viva test.
Kumar submitted that his client was a meritorious students and he was the only candidate from the school of Arts and Aesthetics who cleared UGC/NET examination for lectureship in 2006 and sought the cancellation of admission given to other six students.
“The faculty members who conducted viva were totally biased and against Singh because he belongs to the SC category and they never liked him,” the counsel argued.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
www.hindu.com

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