JU directed to pay Rs. 10000 to a student for denying admission

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Jammu, September 8: The University of Jammu has had to adjust a student in The Law School after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court ordered it. The student previously had been denied admission under reserved category.

A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Tashi Rabstan said, “The Jammu University authorities are directed to transfer and admit the petitioner forthwith in the law school of the varsity against the reserved category seat of Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) in the current semester.”

Amman Shafqat Mir of Budhli in Doda district was not given admission in the law school of Jammu University (JU) for pursuing the five-year LLB course under the BSG category for the session 2015-16.

JU had claimed that Amman Mir had filled his form incorrectly and also failed to submit the achievement certificate of the BSG category at the time of submission of application form.

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When Amman was denied admission, the reserved seat in the University was converted into a general category seat to then provide admission to another student from the open merit list.

Mir, on the other hand was provided admission by the varsity in a private college affiliated with Jammu University.

The High Court termed the certificated valid and called the converting the reserved seat to open merit seat and giving admission to a student from the general category “unjust and illegal.”

“How to adjust the general category student has to be decided by the university as its authorities are responsible for creating such a situation,” pointing that the conversion of a reserved seat into a general seat was the University’s doing.

The court also directed the JU to pay Rs 10,000 to Mir as he was forced to study in a private college by them. It also asked the varsity authorities to consider Mir’s attendance in the private college for appearing in the law school examination.

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