Delhi high court slams IIT Delhi for expelling disabled student
The Delhi high court has slammed the Indian Institutes of Technology in Delhi for expelling a disabled student who had failed to clear the first semester.
IIT Delhi has been ordered by the Delhi high court to re admit the student, Manif Alam.
The court reminded the IIT Delhi representative about the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.
The court said that it is the duty of the higher education institutes to provide support and guidance to students with disabilities.
Alam suffers from 50% motor disability and had secured admission in MSc at IIT-Delhi under the reserved category for PwD in the academic year 2017-18.
His name was stuck of the rolls as he had not been able to secure the minimum score of 4.00 SGPA in the first semester.
He was not given a chance by the IIT management to explain his case.
Alam however, got the support from the chief commissioner for PwD, as well as the ministries of human resources development and social justice and empowerment and took the matter to court.