SC to hear on Sept 14 plea to supply provisional admissions to compartment students in varsities – education


The Supreme Court posted for hearing on September 14 a petition challenging the decision of the CBSE to conduct compartment exams for students of classes X and XII in September and urging for provisional admissions in universities.

A three-judge bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna on Thursday directed the petitioner to serve the copies of the petition to the Union of India to imagine their prayer for provisional admissions in universities from such students.

Senior advocate Vivek Tankha, appearing for the petitioners, told the bench that typically compartment exams are held before college admissions take place.

He said it’s comprehensible that the CBSE could not hold examinations at first because of the COVID-19 situation. “Then there was once a hybrid variety of exams and then results were declared and as a result of that, numerous people were facing compartment exams,” Tankha added.

A very powerful object is that whether students don’t get admission in colleges after the compartment exams are done, then their entire year gets wasted, Tankha contended, while urging the court to create some room for such students to receive admission.

Tankha sought that a direction be passed to give students provisional admissions in universities.

Earlier on a similar plea, the CBSE had told the court that CBSE is likely to conduct compartment examination for students of classes X and XII in September end and that the number of examination centres have been increased to 1,278.

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