On September 14th, SC heard a request for preliminary admission of specialist students to universities
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court filed a petition for hearing on September 14th contesting the decision of the CBSE to hold departmental exams for grades X and XII students in September and calling for provisional admission to universities.

A three-judge bench of Judges AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna instructed the petitioner on Thursday to send copies of the petition to the Union of India to consider their prayer for the tentative admission of such students to universities.

Senior attorney Vivek Tankha, who appeared on behalf of the petitioners, told the bank that departmental exams are usually held before college admission.

He said it was understandable that due to the COVID-19 situation, the CBSE could not conduct audits at the beginning. “Then there was a hybrid variety of exams and then the results were announced and because of that, a lot of people faced departmental exams,” added Tankha.

Most importantly, if students fail to get college admission after completing their departmental exams, their entire year will be wasted, Tankha alleged, asking the court to make room for such students to be admitted.

Tankha moved for an order to be passed to grant students preliminary admissions to universities.

Earlier, the CBSE had told the court that the CBSE is expected to hold a departmental exam for grades X and XII students in late September and that the number of exam centers has increased to 1,278.


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