New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today asked the Delhi University (DU) to place before it the compliance report of its order to admit an additional 301 students in its three-year LLB course for this academic session.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar sought for the report after it was told that the DU and its law faculty are still not admitting students and are flouting the direction.

Taking note of which the bench directed them to file a report in pursuance to its September 26 order.

The bench had issued the direction on a plea by a group of students who alleged that the varsity and its Faculty of Law did not adhere to the high court’s direction to carry out admissions as per past practice.

It had agreed with the claim of the students that the DU and its Faculty of Law did not place the correct position before the court on June 28 when it directed the varsity to admit 2,310 students in the LLB course this year as has been done for the past nine years since 2008.

The DU and its law faculty had told the court on June 28 that only a total of 2,310 students were being admitted since 2008 to the LLB course offered at the varsity’s three law centres here.

The students, who gave the LLB entrance exam this year but could not get admitted, claimed in their application that 2,611 seats, including 301 supernumerary ones for reserved category students, were available every year in the law course.

However, this year the supernumerary seats were included in the 2,310 seats for which admissions were carried out, the application filed through advocate Vivek Chib has contended.

The plea also said that the varsity and the faculty of law placed incorrect facts before the court that under the past practice only 2,310 students were admitted to the law course every year.

Agreeing with the submission made on behalf of the students, the bench had directed the DU and the law faculty to admit 301 supernumerary candidates over and above the 2,310 seats.

The June 28 interim order was passed on a PIL filed by lawyer Joginder Kumar Sukhija seeking directions to the BCI to permit the DU to induct 2,310 students in its law course as has been the practice since 2008.

The petitioner had also challenged the Bar Council of India’s decision to cap the seats in the LLB course at 300 per centre.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.