IIT Bombay: Create additional seats and admit Dalit students in IITs

Admission of a Dalit student by creating additional seats in IIT

IIT Bombay: Create additional seats and admit Dalit students in IITs
Additional seats and admit Dalit students in IITs

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the admission of a Dalit student by creating additional seats in the country's most prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.

The petitioner, 17-year-old Prince Jaiveer Singh, was denied admission due to technical glitches in making online payments to IIT Bombay despite having the required qualifications. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice A. s. Bopanna ordered the Joint Seat Allotment Authority concerned with the enrollment to create an additional seat without harming the students who had already taken admission and admitted the petitioner in IIT Mumbai. 

The petitioner had applied for civil engineering enrollment by securing a rank of 25,894 at the All India level and 864 under the Scheduled Caste quota in the Joint Entrance (JEE) 2021 conducted for admission to engineering colleges across the country, but due to technical glitches, he had to pay the online enrollment fee. had failed to make payment. After being denied admission, Prince Jaiveer Singh had appealed to the concerned institute authorities regarding enrollment but all had expressed their inability to give admission citing technical glitches in the matter. After this, the student had filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking justice, but there too he was disappointed and his petition was rejected.