Delhi High Court Seeks DU & St Stephens College Reply On Petition Filed Against Including Supreme Council Member In Interview Panel

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The Delhi High Court sought reaction from the Delhi University and St. Stephen’s College on an appeal to oppose the inclusion of a member from the supreme council of the institute in the interview panel conducted for the admission of Christian Students. 

Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar issued notice to the university and college, its’ Supreme Council, Principal and the University Grants Commission, asking for their stand by 16th October on the petition by three professors of the institute. The petition was filed in appeal regarding the July 11 order of a judge who dismissed the appeal of the professors challenging inclusion of a member from the supreme council in the interview panel. 

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After the college’s governing body, it’s the supreme council which holds the bar for the highest authority. It includes members from the Church of North India and also those nominated by it.

N. P. Ashley, Abhishek Singh, and Nandita Narain are the petitioners who are also the member of college’s governing body.

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According to the petition registered before the single judge, the supreme council in a meeting held on March 12 declared to have an additional christian member, nominated by either the governing body or by it, to become a part of the interview panel with respect to admission of christian students.

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