DU Assures HC of Timely Deliverance of Results

The Delhi High Court (HC) has warned Delhi University (DU) of dire consequences in case of failure to meet the newly instated deadline for release of results.

In response to an application by a law student, Prateek Sharma, accusing Delhi University of violating the Delhi HC’s previous order of timely deliverance of results, a bench headed by Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad gave strict warnings to the University and instated new deadlines.

The University had earlier assured the High Court that all results of undergraduate and postgraduate courses would be released by 30th October 2020. As of November 2020, the words had not been translated into concrete actions.

Your neck is on the board if you don’t do (release) it.

Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad, as reported by The Print

Upon stern admonishments from the bench, the University assured the Court of the unequivocal release of results by 30th of November, 2020. The University is being counseled on the matter by Mr. Mohinder Rupal. In lieu of the application, the issue will be heard by the High Court on 2nd December 2020.

The bench also expressed distaste over the manner in which the application was filed. Despite the High Court’s earlier reservations about entertaining Prateek Sharma’s petition demanding the establishment of efficacious methods to aid visually impaired students in acquiring academic material, the law student had persisted to file the application

Why did you file an application in a decided matter? Answer us on the maintainability first and not on merits… We have reservations in entertaining the application in a disposed of the petition.

Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad

The University has also been instructed by a previous order, dated 12th October 2020, to ensure that the mark sheets are uploaded online and no student has to risk visiting the campus in person during the time of a national pandemic.

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