The Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) has applied to the Delhi High Court to quash the university’s decision to use only Class 12 results for the admission of Kerala State Board students, which calculates grades combining 11 and 12 marks.
The Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) has approached the Delhi High Court challenging the decision of the Kerala State Board to consider only 12th class marks for admission of students, which combines 11th and 12th class marks to determine grades.
Justice Pratik Jalan asked the DESU prosecutor to convince the court at the union’s locus stand to file the petition on November 10, the day after the hearing. The court asked the DESU as the university prosecutor was not present at the hearing. Counsel Ashish Dixit served him a copy of the petition.
DUSU, in its appeal, said it was approaching the High Court against the authorities’ “arbitrary, unreasonable and unjust behavior” which violated the fundamental and legal rights of numerous students. It said that in line with the consistent policy, some state boards, including the Department of General Education (Higher Secondary Wing) of the Kerala government, give combined marks for both Class 11 and 12 in the marksheet.
The policy explicitly states that in determining student grades, the combined numbers of both 11th and 12th grades will be considered, it said. The petition, filed by advocate Ashish Dixit, alleges that Delhi University has included similar provisions in its admission bulletin for several years, stating that state boards publish quality marks for both 11th and 12th classes, determining students’ merits such as combined mark sheets.
“Respondent no. 2 (DU) in its 2021-2022 admission process has unilaterally and arbitrarily decided that students have to fill marks in only 12 classes. Mark sheets containing numbers for both Class 11 and Class 12, ”it said.
The petition added that initially, the university had directed to withhold such cases, however, within a few hours, the DU Admissions Office circulated an email to the colleges stating that the Admissions Advisory Committee had decided that there would be only 12 grade standard marks. To be considered.
It said that the state boards have announced the results in accordance with the long-standing policy that was issued for the examinations conducted for the 2020-2021 academic session. It said the union had made a representation to the authorities and met with the top officials of the university but they did not work in any way for the welfare of the students after which the application was made.
Earlier, the High Court had dismissed a petition alleging “unequal” number of Kerala State Board students admitted to Delhi University, saying the cut-off was a matter of university admission policy. An earlier petition was filed by a DU-aspirant seeking a “scaling process” for scores scored by students on various boards to provide a level playing field.