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Allahabad HC gives 15000 to student who couldn’t pay the fee for IIT seat

In a humane gesture, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday gave Rs 15,000 for a poor SC student, who approached it after being unable to deposit the amount for allotment of a seat at IIT (BHU) after cracking the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advance.

It further directed the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and IIT (BHU) to admit the student in mathematics and computing course (Bachelor and Master of Technology, dual degree course).

The Bench also instructed the BHU to create a supernumerary seat for the student, if there was no seat vacant now. It asked the student to report at BHU within three days, along with the necessary documents for admission.

A Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh passed the order on a petition moved by student Sanskriti Ranjan in person.

She requested the Bench that the Joint Seat Allocation Authority and IIT (BHU) be directed to grant her some more time to deposit the fee, which is a sum of Rs 15,000.

It was pleaded in the petition that she belonged to the Scheduled Caste category. She scored 95.6 per cent marks in Class X and 94 per cent in Class XII. Ranjan secured 92.77 percentile in JEE Mains Examination and bagged a rank of 2,062 as an SC candidate. Thereafter, she applied for JEE Advanced on September 16 and cleared it on October 15, scoring 1,469 rank in the SC category.

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