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Delhi HC: University Can Deny Admission to Students Who Fail to Submit Documents
Delhi High Court has held that the students, who secure a rank in an entrance test yet neglect to deliver the required documents at the time of counselling, can't blame the university for denying admission. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva stated that since the petitioner failed to turn up for counselling with the original documents, the activity of the respondent university in denying admission to the candidate and not engaging the degree produced on the following date cannot be blamed.
The court's perception came while rejecting a request by a student, Bhim Shankar Thakur, who had urged that the Delhi University (DU) be directed to acknowledge his degree certificate and grant him admission in LLB course for the 2016-2017 session. Thakur had appeared for LLB entrance exam and secured rank 767 in the OBC category. According to his rank, he was called for counselling on August 22, where he could not present the original graduation degree as required.
The petitioner had graduated in 2012 and had not gathered the degree from the university. After DU administration had rejected his admission because of his inability to present the original documents, he had obtained the degree from the university at Meerut on September 8, 2016. When he drew closer DU to submit the degree after the counselling was over, the varsity did not acknowledge it.
The student’s legal counsellor had battled that he was not in a position to deliver any proof that the degree had not been issued by the university till the date of counselling. In any case, he had supplicated that he be allowed admission as indicated by his rank. The court, in any case, was not persuaded with the conflict where it was held that "degree not gathered can't be compared to a degree not issued".
It was additionally ruled that it was required for the candidates to report with the documents in person at the predefined date and time for counselling, failing which they will relinquish their case for confirmation.
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