The Supreme Court refuses to entertain a petition to stay on Delhi University introducing the semester system for under-graduate courses in various disciplines from the coming academic year.
Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice C.K. Prasad said, "We are not inclined to stay the notification." The court has pronounced, that if there was anything improper with the notification, University Chancellor and President Pratibha Patil could set it right. The chancellor, upon satisfaction, can overrule any one including the vice-chancellor.
The apex court asked, "how many students were supporting the agitating teachers. Upon being told that 3,000 students had represented against the semester system, Justice Prasad asked then why no student had come to court."
The lecturers at Delhi University have been resisting the introduction of the semester system for over a year now and have staged protest and demonstration.