NEW DELHI: A student from Kerala’s Kozhikode district has challenged the country’s premier varsity -- Delhi University -- admission guidelines to deduct 10 per cent marks from the best of four subjects of candidates coming from other State Boards.
Ahammad N K, who hails from Koduvally in Northern Kerala, knocked the doors of Delhi High Court stating that despite having scored 100 per cent marks in the best four subjects as per the norms of the Delhi University admission guidelines, he had been denied admission. He claimed that each college in the Delhi had different criteria for calculating the cut-off marks of students from other State Boards during the admission process.
On the plea of the student, the High Court had sought the responses of Delhi University and Kerala government on Friday. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notice to the Delhi University, Kerala government as well as Hindu and Hansraj colleges here seeking their replies on Thabassum’s submission that a uniform system of admission be followed. And the court is scheduled to hear the matter again on Monday.
According to the petitioner, while his marks for admission were calculated as 99.6 per cent by St Stephens, Hindu and Hansraj colleges arrived at 93.33 per cent and 92.23 percent respectively without any logic.
The petition drew the HC’s attention to the fact that under the CBSE pattern of exams, there was 70:30 ratio of theory and practical, while in Kerala State Education Board “the evaluation system is that 20 per cent will be given for internal assessment, 20 per cent for practical and 60 per cent for theory and written exam”.
“Thus even if a student has obtained 100 per cent marks, he will be evaluated only on the 60 per cent written exam, excluding marks obtained by the student in practical test which is an integral part of the science exams and it should not be evaluated without the practical,” the plea stated.
‘Examining evidence on st. stephen’s molestation case’
Delhi Police on Friday said that they are evaluating the evidence submitted by a PhD student of St Stephen’s College here in the alleged sexual harassment case involving her chemistry professor. The research scholar had alleged that she was molested by her PhD guide. And she has submitted an audio clipping to the Police in which college principal Valson Thampu allegedly asks her to “take back” her complaint and encourages her to rethink if she wants to go ahead with sexual harassment allegations. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi confirmed that they had indeed received the tape. “We will evaluate the audio clip, if we find anything incriminatory we will take action,” the CP said. HC has ordered a stay on professor Satish Kumar’s Arrest till August 17.