The Delhi High Court has directed Delhi University and the Faculty of Law to admit an additional 301 “supernumerary candidates” (in addition to the existing 2,310 students) under the Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Children and Widows of Armed Forces (CW) and Foreign Nationals (FN) categories.
The petition was filed by Joginder Kumar Sukhija while Union Of India And Ors were the respondents to the petition . The Coram was headed by : Hon’ble The Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal with Hon’ble Mr. Justice C.Hari Shankar.
On June 28, the court had passed an interim order permitting Law Faculty to admit 2,310 students for the current academic session. Some students then moved the court saying DU and Law Faculty had “erroneously included” the supernumerary seats as part of 2,310 seats.
“It is submitted that DU was required to admit 301 candidates in the reserved categories as supernumeraries over and above 2,310 seats.”
“The bench noted that DU had submitted that it was admitting 2,310 students in Law Faculty for the LLB course since May 2008. It appears that this submission is incomplete… as the undisputed factual position placed before us is that since 2008 till 2015-16, DU was admitting 2,310 students as well as additional supernumerary candidates for the PWD/CW/FN categories,” it said.