The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the administration of the Jawaharlal Nehru University to change the way it admits students under quota, ordering that two petitioners before it be admitted after calculating the eligibility criteria differently.
Two students from the OBC category, Apurva and Usham Rojio Singh, had approached the High Court after they failed to secure admission this academic year. Both argued they could not get admission because of the way JNU had designed its admission procedure.
The court has asked the university to scrap the cut-off marks as it is being defined at present. JNU will have to prepare a separate OBC list and fill the 27 per cent reserved seats with students who pass the entrance test.
While the HC order will affect only the petitioners, students are planning to use it to renew their agitation against the university’s model of admitting OBC students. The All India Students’ Association will hold a march on campus on Wednesday, asking the administration for a re-look at the way OBC students were admitted this year.