The Delhi High court to day dismissed the plea challenging JNU’s admission policy based on the University grants commission’s (UGC) notification capping the number of students per professor for MPhil and PhD courses.
Justice VK Rao, delivering his judgement on the matter, ordered, “petition dismissed as infructuous.”
The court observed that if the JNU students ‘ plea is accepted this would amount to “rewriting the law”.
The aggrieved students’ plea was that the JNU authorities had implemented the UGC notification, issued on May 5, 2016 without following proper procedure.
The JNU admission policy was, therefore, challenged in the court by the student on his ground.
The central government ‘s standing counsel Monika Arora, who represented JNU, contented that the procedure was just a formality as the UGC notification was binding on all universities, including JNU.