The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court in a heart-warming gesture on 30th November, %Tuesday, came forward to help a 17-year-old student who is not able t.o to afford the fee that was required for admission to the reputed IIT Banaras Hindu University (BHU) after qualifying for the admission.
Sanskriti Ranjan had pleaded to the court to ask the university to relinquish off her fees.
On knowing about her situation, the judge who was hearing her case decided to come forward to help her with ‘Rs 15,000’ from his pocket and lawyers also came forward to bring up Sanskriti’s entire fee that is needed for admission, reported by NDTV.
Sanskriti got through the national joint entrance examination (JEE) with 92.77% and had obtained a rank of 2,062 in the category of Scheduled Caste.
She was eager to pursue a 5-year course in Mathematics and Computing at the prestigious IIT BHU. But she couldn’t cope up with the admission fee of the university as her father was down with chronic kidney disease and had to go through Kidney transplantation.
Thus, she petitioned at the high court, which asked the university and the Union Education Ministry’s seat allocation body to help her with the admission.
After the order was given by the single judge bench which comprised of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, she was certainly asked to report within three days to the university.
“A bright young Dalit girl student has come before this Court seeking equity jurisdiction to enable to pursue her dream of getting admitted in the IIT, this court on its own has volunteered to contribute Rs.15,000 for allocation of the seat,” Justice Singh stated as per NDTV.
A few days back, the Supreme Court had utilized its power under Article 142 of the Constitution to make a seat for a Dalit Student at IIT Bombay who even got through the exam but wasn’t able to deposit the fee on duly time due to technical problems.