HC dismisses plea for JEE Superior 2020 re-exam for disregarded candidates

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Excessive Court docket has refused to intervene with the authorities’ resolution to not maintain re-examination of JEE (Superior) for the candidates who couldn’t try the doorway check because of their COVID-19 optimistic standing. Justice Jayant Nath mentioned it’s a settled authorized place that usually, it might be smart and secure for the courts to depart the choices of educational issues to consultants who’re extra conversant in the issues they face than the courts typically.

The excessive courtroom dismissed a petition by an IIT aspirant, who had obtained a rank within the prime 96,187 basic class candidates within the JEE (Mains) examination held in September this yr however couldn’t sit for the JEE (Superior) examination on September 27 as he examined COVID-19 optimistic on September 22.

The outcomes have been declared on October 5.
He mentioned he wrote to the Organising Chairman of IIT-Delhi, explaining his place and in search of lodging/leisure to a different date for taking this examination.

He additionally contacted the examination centre in Jaipur the place he was knowledgeable that there have been no preparations for a COVID-19 optimistic pupil to seem within the examination.

The plea mentioned the eligibility standards for JEE (Superior) is {that a} candidate can seem solely two occasions in two consecutive years. Therefore, he’ll lose an opportunity of getting admission into prestigious establishments like IITs.

He pleaded that separate preparations within the type of isolation centres for candidates who examined optimistic for COVID-19 ought to have been made and applied at centres, because it was carried out in different examinations like CLAT 2020.

Pursuant to the courtroom’s earlier order, the Joint Admission Board, comprising 46 eminent professors from completely different IITs, held a gathering to think about if one other examination or re-examination might be held for aspirants who couldn’t try the check because of their coronavirus optimistic standing.

The minutes of the assembly performed by the Board famous that there have been quite a few hurdles in conducting a re-examination and it was determined to not go for it.

Nonetheless, it was agreed within the assembly that every one the candidates who had efficiently registered for JEE (Superior) Examination 2020 however have been absent within the examination, can seem in JEE (Superior) 2021 as a one-time measure.

These candidates is not going to should qualify JEE (Mains) 2021 and can be allowed to instantly seem in JEE (Superior) 2021 and there would even be proportionate leisure of age bar, the minutes famous.

After noting the Board’s resolution, the excessive courtroom mentioned, “there are not any cogent causes for this courtroom to intervene within the resolution of the Joint Admission Board dated October 13. There isn’t any benefit within the current petition and the identical is dismissed.”

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