CBSE will not have the ability to assist college students taking Class-12 compartment exams: SC

New Delhi, September 10  

The Supreme Court Thursday stated the CBSE wouldn’t have the ability to assist a lot the scholars taking compartment exams for sophistication XII this month as it might be the universities and universities which can take their admissions for increased research.

The apex court docket stated this whereas listening to a plea which has challenged the choice of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to carry compartment exams on the bottom that it might be detrimental to the well being of the examinees.

“It is the colleges, universities and deemed universities which will be taking admissions of those students and the CBSE will not be able to help much the students taking compartment exams,” a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar instructed senior advocate Vivek Tankha, who was representing the petitioners.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna, stated this after Tankha argued that the CBSE might ask the universities to present provisional admissions or wait until outcomes are declared for compartment exams.

Tankha stated that compartment exams are scheduled from September 22 to 29 and by that point, admissions for numerous undergraduate programs could be over.

He stated college students taking compartment exams wouldn’t get admissions in schools and their complete yr could be wasted.

The senior advocate argued that the CBSE couldn’t maintain foremost exams as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and determined to declare outcomes based mostly on some “hybrid systems of evaluation” and resulting from this, many college students are dealing with compartment exams.

“In the interest of students, who are almost five lakhs, taking compartment exams, something must be done,” he stated.

The bench noticed that compartment exams are being performed “perhaps three times in a year”.

The high court docket stated round 87,000 college students have failed and the answer doesn’t lie with the CBSE.

During the listening to performed by video-conferencing, Tankha stated the Centre and states may very well be served with the copy of petition by standing counsel and makes an attempt may very well be made to seek out a suitable resolution for such college students.

“Don’t complicate it otherwise it will not come up for hearing,” the bench stated. 

The apex court docket later requested the petitioners to serve the copy of the plea to the Centre and posted the matter for listening to on September 14.

On September 4, the CBSE had opposed within the high court docket a plea and stated all “necessary” security measures for college students are being taken in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

The CBSE’s counsel had stated that the board has elevated the variety of examination centres for compartment checks from 575 to 1,278. 

“We have taken a decision that in a class where 40 students could sit, now only 12 will sit and we are taking all precautions,” the counsel for CBSE had stated, including that every one vital measures are being taken. 

The apex court docket had requested the CBSE to file a brief affidavit within the response of the plea of Anika Samvedi and others. PTI 

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