Gautam Sharma vs Jawahar Lal Nehru University & … on 19 January, 2016

Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioners : Mr. A. Mariarputham, Sr. Advocate with Mr A. Subba Rao, Mr
Yusuf Khan, Ms Anuradha Arputham, Ms Savita Singh & Mr
K.L.D.S. Vinober, Advocates.
Mr Rajeev K. Virmani, Sr. Advocate/ Amicus Curiae.
For the Respondents: Mr. Mohinder J.S. Rupal & Ms Simran Jeet, Advocates for R-1 to 3.
Mr Bhagvan Swarup Shukla, CGSC with Mr Pradeep Desodia,
Advocate for R-4.

WP(C) 7574/2015 & CM No. 14574/2015 (interim directions)
1. The petitioner, who falls in the category of Other Backward Classes
(OBC) seeks admission in the M. Phil Programme of Centre for Social Health
and Public Medicine, offered by respondent no.1 i.e. Jawahar Lal University
(hereinafter referred to as “JNU”), qua academic year 2015-2016.
1.1 Admittedly, the petitioner sat in the entrance exam held for this purpose,
by JNU and, in the exam so held, stood second in the merit list drawn up for
the OBC category. The petitioner was, however, denied admission to the M.
Phil Programme for the reason that he had failed to secure the minimum,

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prescribed, eligibility marks in the Master’s degree obtained by him. Qua the
Centre for Social Medicine and Public Health, the JNU, has pegged the
minimum eligibility marks at 55%, whereas the petitioner has secured 50%
marks in his Master’s degree, which incidentally, as indicated above, is a
degree he has obtained from JNU. The petitioner has obtained his Master’s in
Russian language.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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