New Delhi, Nov 18: The Delhi High Court Friday reserved order on a petition alleging that Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIU) adopted different criteria for promoting its professional course students.
After both the parties concluded their arguments over the petition filed by 203 students of private colleges that are affiliated to the university, a bench of acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw reserved order.
The students of private institutes have alleged that the ‘discriminatory’ approach of the university towards them has been harming their careers.
Advocate Geeta Luthra arguing on behalf of the students said the colleges run by the university are allowed to give maximum 40 percent marks to students in internal assessments while colleges that are affiliated and not run by the university can give maximum 25 percent marks to their students.
This practice was ‘irrational’ and against legal principles, she added.
The students, pursuing professional courses like B.Tech in affiliated colleges were being evaluated by the university on the remaining 75 percent marks, she said.
Luthra further said: ‘The students of the 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.’