'Admit 301 Additional Students This Year,' Delhi High Court To DU On LLB Course Admission

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued the direction on a plea by group of students who alleged that the varsity and its Faculty of Law did not adhere to the high court's direction to carry out admissions as per past practice.

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'Admit 301 Additional Students This Year,' Delhi High Court To DU On LLB Course Admission

'Admit 301 Additional Students This Year,' Delhi HC To DU On LLB Course

New Delhi:  The tussle between Delhi University and law aspirants has witnessed another order from Delhi High Court. The High Court has asked the University and its law faculty to admit 301 additional students in the three year LLB course, this year. The conflict of opinion between the varsity and the law students who could get admission to the course stands on the number of seats available for admission. The faculties claim that since 2008, every year, only a total of 2310 students have been taking admission in three law centres of the University.

The direction was issued by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar while hearing a plea by a group of students.

The petitioners alleged that, according to Press Trust of India, the University and its law faculty did not adhere to the Delhi High Court's direction on 28 June to carry out admissions as per past practice reports.

On 28 June, the varsity was directed by Delhi High Court to allow the admission of 2310 students. 'Do not penalise those who want to study LLB by cutting down the number of seats,' said the High Court, then.

It agreed with the claim of the students that the DU and its Faculty of Law did not place the correct position before the court on June 28 when it directed the varsity to admit 2,310 students in the LLB course this year as has been done for the past nine years since 2008.

The DU and its law faculty had told the court on June 28 this year that only a total of 2,310 students were being admitted since 2008 to the LLB course offered at the varsity's three law centres here.

However the students claimed that every year 2611 seats are available for admission including 301 supernumerary ones. This year, those seats were included in the 2310 seats.

Delhi High Court made it clear that "in case the supernumerary candidates have been admitted as part of the 2,310 candidates, the respondent nos.3 (DU) and 4 (law faculty) shall make the appropriate adjustments to ensure that 2,310 candidates are admitted and that the supernumerary candidates are adjusted over and above and beyond this number of 2,310."

The bench also said that if the candidates admitted in accordance to its September 26 order are unable to complete their curriculum, the DU and the law faculty "shall ensure that they are given an opportunity to make good the deficient classes and course, if any".

"The respondents shall ensure that all eligible candidates in the order of merit shall be considered and granted admission pursuant to the order which has been passed today," it further added.

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