Delhi HC dismisses pleas against DU cut-off calculation process

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a bunch of pleas by students of other state education boards challenging Delhi University’s method for calculating cut-offs for admission in various colleges under it and seeking a uniform admission system.

Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw dismissed pleas challenging a varsity notification for calculating cut-offs for admission in various colleges under it by students who qualified under the Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana state boards and faced a deduction of 10 percent in their best-of-four marks at the time of calculating the cut-offs.

The court, however, extended till July 20 the interim relief granted to six students whose admission in Miranda House was cancelled after they were issued identity cards by the college. The court had earlier granted an interim order in favour of the six students by asking the college to keep six seats vacant.

One of the pleas was filed by DU aspirant Thabassum Ahammad N.K., of Kerala, complaining that each college here has different criteria for calculating cut-off marks of students from other state boards during the admission process and seeking a uniform system of admission.

Ahammed’s plea said he scored 100 percent marks in best of four subjects but was denied admission as per Delhi University’s provisions of deducting 10 percent from his total marks as Kerala State Education Board has a different evaluation pattern from that of the Central Board of Secondary Education.

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