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Student drags IIT-D to Court for termination of his admission

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New Delhi, Aug 23 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi (IIT-D) and its Deputy Registrar on a petition filed by a reserved category student seeking direction to quash the order of termination of his studies after two years.

Justice Anil Kumar issued notice to the IIT-D and Deputy Registrar Anil Kumar Monga to file their replies by September 11, the next date of hearing.

Kshiteez Kuldeep, a second year student of the M Tec dual degree 5 year course in Computer Science, had been served a notice informing him that his admission had been cancelled due to poor performance in cumulative examinations in two years.

Counsel Rohit Shankar and Ashok Shrimali appearing for Kuldeep argued that the termination of the admission was arbitrary and unreasonable as the student was under depression due to deaths in the family.

Kuldeep had obtained 36.5 per cent in the last two years, whereas the minimum requirement for general candidate was 50 per cent and for reserved category 46 per cent.

''The academic performace at the end of the 2005-06 and also the first year was examined by the standing review committee was reviewed. The cumulative performance is below the required minimum level for continuation. The registration of the petitioner is terminated,'' said the order of the Deputy Registrar.

The Counsel submitted that life of the student would be ruined if his admission was terminated at this stage as Kuldeep was a brilliant student who had secured the 66th rank in the admission test in 2004.

UNI PAT MS PC1845

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