The court found that there is still a lot of time because the test is to begin on September 15 and the VTU can obtain the opinion / support of experts on the technical requirements for carrying out the online test.
The court also found it was a final exam that will have a huge impact on a student’s future. The VTU must examine its complaints very seriously.
The hearing was adjourned to September 25th and the court ordered the VTU to make its decision.
The state government had previously informed the court that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), which were followed during the execution of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test on July 30 and 31, will be made applicable to these exams.
The court recorded the statement and instructed both the state government and the VTU to provide the contact details of the officials named, who can be approached by the students to resolve their complaints.
The petition is submitted by students at Bangalore Institute of Technology last year.
Citing the Covid pandemic, the students had turned to the court and challenged the University Grants Commission (UGC) policy to complete the review process by the end of September. Interestingly, the Supreme Court also hears a number of petitions on the matter.