Delhi HC granted the last opportunity to DU. Final year students of Delhi University filed a petition seeking permission to give their supplementary exams. Students want to give exams of those subjects in which they did not pass in the first to fourth semesters.
High Court granted the last opportunity to Delhi University to reply to those students within one week. In a hearing, a single bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh said that if Delhi University failed to reply to the petitioners, the bench will slap a fine on it. The bench said that this is the last opportunity DU got to file an affidavit. The payment will be Rs.5,000. The affidavit should be filed within one week. After this, Delhi HC will give no further opportunities.
HIGH COURT LISTED THE HEARING ON OCTOBER 7
The counsel of Delhi University requested to take up the matter on video conferencing. Therefore, Delhi High Court listed the hearing on October 7 via video conferencing. Delhi University did not file the affidavit in the form of the last order. The counsel expresses urgency for the petitioners as it is not conducting supplementary exams.
MANY STUDENTS FILED A PETITION IN DELHI UNIVERSITY
Sandesh Jha filed a petition and many other students through advocates Amit Sharma and Satyam Singh. They are asking to conduct supplementary exams according to the provisions that existed before the notice of August 22, 2017, and October 19, 2017. The petitioners sought directions to set up a mechanism. They asked the respondents so that they can give their supplementary exams for the first, second, third, and fourth semesters respectively. The petitioners asked to appear for exams where faculty of law scheduled exams of fifth and sixth semester.
DELHI HC ASKED DU WHETHER IT NEEDS APPROVAL FROM THE BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA
On 28 July, Delhi HC asked Delhi University to file an affidavit. It will include whether there was a system to hold supplementary exams for final year students along with the exams of the final semester. They also asked whether Delhi University needs approval from the Bar Council of India to hold supplementary exams and whether the varsity received for the new system.
Amit Sharma, a petitioner said that Delhi University did not file a reply despite the fact that Delhi HC directed DU to do so. He said that he is challenging the legality of notification to Delhi University of 22 August, 2017. He also informed Delhi HC that the varsity did not reply to the RTI that he filed.
THE PETITIONER APPROACHED THE HIGH COURT AGAINST THE SCHEME
The university introduced a new scheme. According to the scheme, final year students who did not clear any exam from the first to fourth semesters will appear for the same at ‘regular examination’ held during the end of the semester. The petitioner approached the High Court against the scheme of DU.