Dellhi HC issues notice to Centre, IP University
New Delhi (Mahamedia) The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre, Guru Gobind Singh IP University and others on a petition challenging the physical mode of examinations for BA LLB and BBA LLB programmes.
A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the Centre, Guru Gobind Singh IP University, Bar Council of India, University Grants Commission, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Amity University in Noida and listed the matter for further hearing on November 12. The court was hearing a petition filed by various students including Sudhanshu Kathuria through Affinity Legal law firm by lawyers Jahnvi Sharma and Paritosh Dhawan.
The petition challenged the notifications dated September 30 issued by respondent whereby it has directed that the theory examinations for the regular, reappear, supplementary, mercy qua intermediate even semesters for the BA LLB and BBA LLB programs shall be held in physical mode from October 27, 2020. “The subsequent notification dated 20/10/2020 issuing the date sheet for the said examinations in physical mode and the notification dated 22/10/2020 rescheduling the examinations to be now held from 02/11/2020. The same are violative of the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India qua conduct of examinations,” read the petition.
The petitioner has urged the court to set aside the notifications dated September 30 of Respondent University directing holding of examinations in physical format; notification dated October 20 being the proposed date sheet purporting to hold examinations in physical format from November 2 and notification dated October 22 being contrary to guidelines issued by the central government and the UGC.