Delhi HC issued a notice to Guru Gobind Singh IP University and other educational institutions regarding a petition. The petition is about challenging the offline mode of exams for BA LLB and BBA LLB courses. A division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Prateek Jalan of Delhi HC asked the Centre and many other universities.
So, the institutions and universities include Guru Gobind Singh IP University, Bar Council of India, University Grants Commission, Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies, and Amity University in Noida. Now, the court would conduct a further hearing on November 12.
STUDENTS FILED A PETITION IN DELHI HC
Sudhanshu Kathuria and many other students filed a petition in the court through Affinity Legal Law firm. Lawyers Jahnvi Sharma and Paritosh Dhawan represented the students. So, a respondent released a notification that stated that theory exams for regular, reappear, supplementary, mercy qua intermediate even semesters for courses like BBA LLB will take place in offline mode. It will begin on October 27, 2020. Therefore, the petition filed by the students challenged that notification.
DELHI HC SHOULD SET ASIDE THE NOTIFICATIONS NOW
The petitioner said that Delhi HC should set aside the notifications dated September 30 and October 20. September 30 is regarding the University conducting physical examinations and October 20 is related to the date sheet purported physical exams from 2nd November.
STUDENTS INFORMED HC ABOUT THEIR MODE OF EDUCATION
The students questioned the announcement said to the court. It said that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have studied through the preferred mode of online and distance learning.
The petitioner said that the respondent university issued the notification. Moreover, it is against the guidelines of the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Home Affairs, and that of the Bar Council of India,
WHAT DOES THE PETITION STATES?
The petition said there are serious issues that need attention. However, the issues include rented accommodation for out-station students, isolation rooms, Covid-19 guidelines, the unprecedented global epidemic, in the form of an online or offline mode of examination. So, it was taking into account the level of examination and financial burden on their families. It is resulting in loss of income, loss of job, and loss of family income. Moreover, the petition added that due to mental anguish, the country is dominating the students.
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