Sixteen students from DU’s Daulat Ram College have filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court over cancellation of admissions under sports quota.
On Aug 2, college Principal, Savita Roy, sent a notice stating that 16 admissions in sports quota under first list stood cancelled and asked the students to re-register.Later on 6th August 2018,the college issued another notice asking 12 out of those 16 students to take admissions under courses other than what they opted for.For the remaining four students, the Principal said that they had got admissions through favoritism and weren‚Äôt eligible.
The Delhi High Court issued a stay order on August 2 notice.The court has asked the college to allow students to attend classes till the next hearing on October 11.
“Sixteen of us decided to not re-register ourselves and went to court because the principal said ‚Äògirls with high scores who didn‚Äôt get a 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‚Äô which is unfair,‚Äù one of the girls told TOI.
However, college Principal refused to budge and held the sports committee responsible for not following the university guidelines. She cited examples of favoritism by the sports committee in tennis and chess admissions.
“For example in tennis, in which we have reserved two seats, the first and fourth ranks were given admission and not second and third,‚Äù she said.
Meanwhile,she has removed the Sports Committee In-charge Kavita Sharma from her post. The dismissed in charge accused the Principal of playing ‚Äúpolitics‚Äù, emphasizing that she has done no wrong and written to the college governing body against her dismissal.
The student advocate Mohit Gupta found the Principal’s reasons for cancelling admissions unsound and arbitrary.
“Even if there are irregularities, there’s a procedure to follow. Did she convene a sports committee? Did the committee acknowledge in the minutes that there were any irregularities? She did not do it.” he told TOI.