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Court reserves order on students’ plea against IP university

The Delhi High Court Friday reserved its order on a petition alleging that Guru Govind Singh Indraprashtha University (GGSIU) adopted “discriminatory” approach towards students of colleges affiliated to it.

After both the parties concluded their arguments over the petition filed by 203 students of private colleges affiliated to the university, a bench of acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw reserved its order.

Advocate Geeta Luthra, arguing on behalf of students, said the colleges, run by the university, are allowed to give a maximum 40 percent marks to students in internal assessments while colleges which are affiliated and not run by the university can give only a maximum of 25 percent marks to students in internal assessments.

This practice was “irrational” and against legal principles, she added.

The students, pursuing professional courses like B.Tech, BBA, BJ(MC) in affiliated colleges were being evaluated by the university on the remaining 75 percent marks, she said.

“The students of university-run colleges are better placed as the varsity can evaluate them on the rest 60 percent as the maximum limit of internal assessment is 40 percent,” she added.

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