New Delhi : In line with current regulations, the Delhi High Court has requested that Delhi University (DU) take into consideration implementing a quota for international students in its recently launched integrated five-year law program beginning with the upcoming academic session.
However, a petition asking for immediate instructions to the university to make arrangements for the admission of foreign nationals in the current academic session 2023–2024 was dismissed by Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav.
He stated that the university must strive to include the quota for foreign students from the upcoming academic session, following existing regulations.
The court noted that the university, in its response to the petition, provided reasons for not granting admission in the present academic year.
As the admission process for the current year is almost complete, the court found no reason to interfere with the university’s decision.
Concerns had been expressed by the petitioner regarding the prospectus for the combined five-year BA LLB (Hons.) and BBA LLB (Hons.) programs, which was released on September 26 and did not include any provisions for the admission of international students.
The university’s attorney claimed that there was no cap on international enrollment for the relevant course and that the admissions process was delayed because the Bar Council of India approved the integrated five-year BA LLB (Hons.) program in August 2023.