The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition seeking direction to Delhi University (DU) to ensure all regular students studying in the University gets a hostel accommodation.
A Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar was of the view that there was no statutory obligation for University of Delhi to provide hostel accommodation to every student.
The Bench has also rejected an additional plea to pay a monthly stipend of ₹10,000 to each regular student who is not able to secure a hostel seat.
The plea asked to declare the area in and around the 5 KM radius of the Delhi University’s “South Campus and North Campus” as a special students zone where a minimum rent is fixed for student accommodation.