Delhi-HC directs JNU to declare admission-results of MPhil, Ph.D. courses
The Delhi HC today directed JNU to declare the admission results for M.Phil and Ph.D. courses for the current academic session, barring the 5% unfilled seats for students with disabilities. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said it had earlier stayed the admission to the unfilled seats for students with disabilities only and not the entire process.
National Federation of Blind challenged JNU's admission policy
The court was hearing a petition filed by the National Federation of the Blind challenging the admission policy of the Jawaharlal Nehru University for the 2018-19 academic session, saying it stipulates 100% weightage to the viva voce examination which is unfair.
JNU representative says officials brought results to court
Today, an intervention application was filed by several students, challenging the JNU's decision to delay publication of MPhil and Ph.D. admission and viva voce results for the 2018-19 academic year. Central government standing counsel Monika Arora, appearing for JNU, informed the court that the results of admission process of 2018 have not been declared and the officials have brought the results to the court.
JNU claims contents of petition wrong
The High Court asked the varsity to declare the admission results immediately. In its response, the university has claimed that the contents of the petitions are wrong. It claimed that the admission policy 2018-19 of JNU is in pursuance of the UGC Regulations of 2016 as the university has implemented regulation with effect from the admission year 2017-18.
Petitioner says JNU failed to grant any relaxations to disabled-students
The petitioner has also challenged JNU's decision not to grant any weightage to the written examination and alleged it failed to grant any relaxation to persons with disabilities in the entrance examination despite statutory prescription. It has said that as per the brochure, 5% of the total seats for the MPhil and the Ph.D. courses have to be kept reserved for persons with disabilities.