Press Trust of India|Oct 8, 2023
Delhi L-G approves admission to vacant seats at IP University
The L-G's approval to fill the vacant seats at IP University has exhausted the complete merit list of CLAT (UG) in 2023-24 academic session.
NEW DELHI: Lieutenant-governor (L-G) VK Saxena has approved admission of students on the basis of aggregate score of CUET against the seats that remained vacant after exhausting the complete merit list of CLAT (UG) in 2023-24 academic session in the five-year integrated law programmes of GGSIPU, Raj Niwas officials said on Tuesday.
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In a file addressed to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the L-G expressed his concern that his approval has been sought much after the commencement of academic session 2023-24, thereby causing unnecessary harassment to aspiring students of these much sought after professional programmes, officials said. Sources in the Delhi government said the LG's comments on the admission to vacant seats was unfortunate.
It is the Delhi government's initiative that has prevented any vacancy in private colleges of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). "Many seats were left vacant as only CLAT scores were considered. This why it was decided that any remaining vacancies would be filled via CUET scores. This is being done for the first time by any university," a source said.
The Delhi government has allowed CUET score to be considered as the admission criteria, so that all vacancies are filled, the source stressed. "It doesn't suit the LG to try and take credit for efforts being made by an elected government. As a constitutional head, the LG should not be indulging in such practices of purloins of the credits," the source said.
According to Raj Niwas officials, Saxena, who is also the chancellor of the GGSIPU has approved admission of students on the basis of aggregate score of CUET in three subjects (English, Legal Studies and General Test) seats that have remained vacant after exhausting the complete merit list of CLAT (UG). Raj Niwas officials said the LG approved the admission procedure keeping in view the larger interests of the students, but said that the proposal for regulating admission in BA LLB or BBA LLB programme in GGSIPU for the academic session 2023-24, has been submitted in the month of September, "causing inordinate delay in filling up the vacant seats in these courses".
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