Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 22
As round two lakh college students showing for compartmental examinations stare on the grim risk of lacking an educational yr, the Supreme Court on Tuesday requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to declare the outcomes on the earliest to keep away from such an eventuality.
A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar additionally directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to not launch the educational calendar until September 24.
Maintaining that the each the CBSE and the UGC wanted to work in tandem, the Bench requested them to tell it in regards to the outcomes and the deadline for admission on the following date of listening to on September 24.
Referring to COVID19, the court docket stated there was a peculiar scenario.
“You (UGC) can make some room for these students? This is an exceptional year and you have to make some room. Academic career of two lakh students can’t be hampered. If the CBSE declares results by end of October, then you can wrap up admissions by first week of November,” stated the Bench — which additionally included Justice Sanjiv Khanna.
On behalf of the petitioners, senior advocate Vivek Tankha submitted that it was a query of way forward for lakhs of scholars who would possibly miss a whole tutorial yr and the companies concerned ought to take the pandemic scenario under consideration.
The high court docket requested the CBSE to coordinate with the UGC to make sure that college students clearing the Class 12 compartmental examination get school admission in present tutorial yr.
The CBSE’s compartmental examinations are beginning in the present day and can go on until September 29.
The UGC counsel advised the court docket that deadline for admission in schools was October finish and if CBSE declared the compartmental examinations’ outcomes earlier than that date then college students will be capable of take admission.
The Bench wished the CBSE and the UGC to work out an association to avert a scenario the place numerous college students have been compelled to lose a whole tutorial yr.
The CBSE counsel advised the court docket that the reply scripts could be checked at 16 regional centres and it might take three-fourt weeks to declare the outcomes.