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  • Writer's pictureNiloy Subir Ghosh

Delhi HC Directs DU to Decide Whether Admission under Provisional Sports Certificate will be allowed

Student of Delhi University filed a case through his Advocate Amit Kumar Sharma, Advocate Satyam Singh Rajput & Advocate Shriram Tiwari.

The case was listed before the Honorable Justice Prateek Jalan .

The petitioner Mr. Naman Upadhyay had applied for admission in the undergraduate Course under the Sports Category of University of Delhi for the academic session 2020-2021. The petitioner uploaded the Provisional Sports Certificate, but the same was not accepted by the respondent, and consequently he was declared to be not eligible. On the account of the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic and ensuing nationwide lockdown, printing of sports certificates could not be carried out by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and provisional Sports Certificate were provided to the eligible student. There was no indolence or procrastination on the part of petitioner. No negligence can be imputed on the petitioner.

The Respondent herein had set up the grievance committee for the redressal of grievances of the students. The committee couldn’t give any satisfactory reply to petitioner as to why he was not eligible for the admission.

The brother of the petitioner on his behalf wrote to the Dean of the Students Welfare, University of Delhi on 08/12/2020, but no proper and satisfactory reply was received from him.

The respondent denied the admission to the petitioner without providing any reasonable justification for denial of admission in the undergraduate course. The petitioner herein is aggrieved by the lackadaisical approach. The petitioner was constrained to move before the Hon’ble Court because he had no other remedy.

Honorable Justice Jalan issued an order in the favour of the petitioner student and directed the Delhi University to decide the representation within two weeks and also granted the opportunity to the petitioner to approach the court if the University of Delhi doesn’t take action on it.

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