Dalit student denied seat due to lack of money; Fee Touch Judge

Varanasi: A Allahabad High Court judge has ruled in favor of a student who was denied admission to IIT Varanasi due to non-payment of fees within the stipulated time. Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, who ruled in the case, said the student would be admitted and Rs 15,000 would be paid.

The student scored 92.77 per cent marks in the JEE Main Examination. He was also ranked 2062 in the SC category. He was also ranked 1469th in the SC category in JEE Advanced. Later he joined Mathematics and Computing at IIT (BHU) Varanasi [ബാച്ചിലർ ആൻഡ് മാസ്റ്റർ ഓഫ് ടെക്‌നോളജി (ഡ്യൂയൽ ഡിഗ്രി)] The student got the seat. But due to financial difficulties, the student could not pay the entrance fee of Rs 15,000 before the last date. Following this, IIT was denied admission.

His father is a kidney patient. Dialysis should be done two days a week. He is not going to work. Kovid was unable to pay the fees within the stated time when the crisis came along. He and his father had repeatedly written to the Joint Seat Allocation Authority seeking an extension of time but received no reply. The petitioner, a Dalit student, appeared before the court citing these matters.

English Summary: Allahabad HC judge pays Dalit student’s fees from own pocket



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