In this month, there are many students of CBSE who will appear for their compartment exams of class 12th. The Supreme Court said that it would not be able to help those students. The court said so because, in this month, colleges and universities will take admission of students for higher studies.
An appeal challenged the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE). When the plea challenged CBSE to hold compartment exams in such a situation that it would be dangerous for the health of the examinees, Supreme Course passed this statement. Advocate Vivek Tankha represented the petitioners.
CBSE MAY ASK COLLEGES TO WAIT FOR ADMISSION
Justice AM Khanwilkar told the senior advocate that colleges, universities, and deemed universities are taking admission this month. So, CBSE would not be able to help students who will appear for compartment exams. Mr Tankha said that CBSE may ask colleges to either give provisional admission or wait till the declaration of compartment exams. The bench of justice also includes Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna.
STUDENTS WHOLE YEAR WILL BE WASTED
CBSE will conduct compartment exams from 21 September to 29 September. Till then, colleges will finish their undergraduate admission. Mr.Tankha said that those students who will appear for compartment exams will not get admission in colleges. Their whole year will be wasted.
STUDENTS ARE FACING COMPARTMENT DUE TO CLASS 12 RESULT
The senior advocate said that due to COVID-19, CBSE could not hold class 12th exams. They declared results on the basis of some evaluation. That is why students are facing compartment exams. There are five lakh students. Something must be done regarding compartment exams.
The bench observed that compartment exams are conducted thrice in one year. Supreme Court said that 87,000 students failed and the board does not have any solution to this.
SUPREME COURT POSTED THE HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 14
Through Video conferencing hearing,
All the copies of the petition of students can be sent to the center and the state. Then, they can make attempts to find some acceptable solutions for the students. The bench said not to complicate it otherwise it will not come up for hearing.
The supreme court asked the petitioners to submit a copy of the petition to the Center. It posted the matter of hearing on September 14.
CBSE WILL FILE AN AFFIDAVIT IN SUPREME COURT
CBSE opposed the Supreme Court on September 4. It said that all the necessary precautions are taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The council also said that it has increased the number of examination centers for compartment from 575 to 1,278. The counsel said that they are taking all the precautions. A class in which 40 students could sit, only 15 students will sit there.
The Supreme Court asked CBSE to file an affidavit in response on the petition of Anika Samvedi and others.
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