The Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed that admissions to various courses in Delhi University would be affected due to a plea for re-evaluation of answer-sheets of Class XII exams held this year.

A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar ruled that there was a likelihood of change in the merit position of students who have sought re-evaluation, making them eligible for admissions.

The court observed, “Therefore, as a matter of abundant caution, the students who are seeking admission as well as the colleges need to be kept informed about the pendency of the writ petition and the fact that the process of re-evaluation of marks by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the request of some students is underway. As a result, the merit position of the students could change substantially.”

The admissions effected this year shall be subject to the fina outcome of the writ petition, the bench said.

Asking the university to file within a day its status report to this effect, the court said, “It shall be the responsibility of the Delhi University to make public as well as inform all the colleges regarding this position and put the students, seeking admission to the courses, to notice about the order passed today.” 

The court gave its direction after being informed that in 2014 it had observed that re-evaluation of result was meaningless if a student did not get its benefit.

The court also issued notices to the Centre, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Delhi University seeking their replies within 10 days. Further hearing will take place on July 26.