Students of DU's Daulat Ram College move court over admission row

Published on: Aug 16, 2018 09:29 IST
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Sixteen girl students, who got admission in Delhi University's Daulat Ram College under sports quota, has now moved to Delhi High Court after their admission was cancelled by the college principal Savita Roy through a notice on August 2 following allegations of irregularities. The notice stated that admission of the girls admitted under the first list of sports quota - released on July 9 - 'stands cancelled' and asked them to re-register on August 4 and 6. However, 12 out of 16 girls were invited to get admission under changed courses on August 7. Roy alleged that the four girls managed to get admission only through 'favourism' and they do not have 'merit' to be in the college.

Following this, all the 16 girls moved a writ petition against the August 2 notice in the Delhi High Court. The court stayed it and asked the Daulat Ram College to allow them in the class till the next hearing on October 11. "Sixteen of us decided to not re-register ourselves and went to court because the principal said 'girls with high scores who didn't get chance earlier as they were not given their preferred subjects should be given a chance, and I feel bad about them, this is why you should re-register'. Which is unfair," a student who stood to lose her seat said.

However, the college principal stood by her decision and alleged irregularities committed by the sports committee. "I found that UG bulletin was not followed by the sports committee in admitting the students. For example in tennis, in which we have reserved two seats, the first and fourth ranks were given admission and not second and third, who were asked by the committee to wait for the second list," Roy said.

Roy has removed the Sports Committee in-charge Kavita Sharma from her post who, in turn, accused the principal of playing 'politics'. "It's a political vendetta against me. Had I known that she (Roy) would do such a thing against me, I would have refrained from conducting the sports admission," Sharma said.

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