Dean Students’ Welfare will constitute a “high-powered enquiry panel headed by retired judge”

Delhi University has decided to constitute a high-powered committee headed by a retired judge to look into complaints of violation of admission norms by some colleges.

While the complaints are myriad, the prominent ones are denying admission to students even if they meet the cut-off, closing the college gates before time during the admission season and admission based on first come first served basis.

Many colleges have also been accused of delaying the admission process unnecessarily, not retaining original certificates, making candidates visit the Dean Students’ Welfare office to resolve issues that can be tackled at the college level and not providing basic facilities on college premises.

“Colleges are defying various notifications issued by the university from time-to-time,” Dean Students’ Welfare J.M. Khurana said.

He said action would be taken against colleges found violating the norms.

Complaints from students and parents have plagued the university every admission season.

But this year has been particularly bad, with the Dean’s office being flooded by accusations.

On Monday, Swami Shradhanand College, too, made it to the list of colleges that illegally closed their admissions before the university’s stipulated time.

“The college actually closed its gates to physically keep out students and their parents once they realised they had over-admitted are going to have over-admissions,” a teacher said.

The Dean Students’ Welfare Office confirmed that a few students had come complaining about the incident on Monday.

A few days ago, 400 students came calling on the South Campus Dean Students’ Welfare office.

“Aurobindo College had sent these students, asking them to verify their OMR forms from my office. We did not find a single discrepancy. An entire day of admissions was wasted in this exercise,” Deputy Dean Students’ Welfare Dinesh Varshini said.

“The Principal now refuses to take my calls, so I’ve sent a letter,” he added.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College has been instructed to admit all those who were sent away when they came for admission on the day the college illegally closed admissions for its B. Tech. Computer course.

The College of Vocational Studies has also agreed to admit students for its English (Honours) course after it initially refused to do so.

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