HC to hear plea seeking ‘priority admission’ for Delhi students in DU
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court (HC) will continue hearing a plea on Monday seeking priority in admission criteria for Delhi domiciled students in Delhi University (DU).
Response on this matter has already been sought from the DU vice chancellor (VC).
The HC on May 24 had issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and DU on a plea seeking preference in admission to DU students who were Delhi domiciled.
Member of Parliament from Delhi Parvesh Verma and Delhi assembly member Manjinder Singh Sirsa had met DU VC Yogesh Tyagi on May 17 and informed him about Delhi students being forced to pay large sums of money for admission to private universities as they were unable to join DU .
The two political leaders urged Tyagi to fix a 70 % quota for Delhi students or give at least 3 to 5% grace marks to Delhi students as it was “their constitutional right to be able to have access to higher education at a reasonable cost.”
Earlier even AAP had urged the VC to look into a similar proposal, but it was then rejected by the university.
Sirsa, a newly elected Rajouri Garden MLA, had earlier in a statement had said that students from neighbouring states were getting seats in Delhi colleges solely ‘due to the liberal markings’ while their Delhi counterparts were unable to do so ‘due to the strict marking system’.