Tamanna Tamang|Oct 24, 2021
HC turns down plea for dance courses in Delhi University
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a plea seeking directions to the Centre and DU to introduce in the varsity courses and further studies in the subject of dance.
Recommended: Know Your Admission Chances in DU Colleges Based on Your 12th Percentage. Click Here
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said it cannot issue any such direction as it cannot tell a university which courses it should teach. The court also said starting of any new course would involve the drafting of a syllabus, engagement of faculty, and various other steps which a varsity is best qualified to decide and not courts.
The bench further said that there must be institutions in the country which teach dance courses and the petitioner should go there.
"Why do you want to have everything in Delhi? You do not want to move left or right," the court said. It told the petitioner to withdraw the matter or it would be dismissed with costs and subsequently, the plea was withdrawn.
The petitioner had contended that since the Delhi University (DU) offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in vocal music and instrumental music, dance should also be taught at the varsity. The petitioner contended that not teaching dance at the varsity amounts to discrimination against students who majored in dance in school.
- HC questions DU on lack of preparedness for holding exams for differently abled students
- 603 universities have or will conduct final-year exams: UGC
Write to us at email@example.com