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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

SC to take up pleas over JEE results today

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 11, 2013
First Published: 00:42 IST(11/7/2013) | Last Updated: 02:19 IST(11/7/2013)

Petitions challenging the normalisation formula used by JEE (main) for ranking students to get admission in the various National Institutes of Technology (NITs), are listed for hearing in the Supreme Court and the Andhra Pradesh high court on Thursday.

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More than 50 students had filed a petition in the Supreme Court this week challenging the formula that had been devised for normalisation of scores across different boards.

“The case has been admitted to the Supreme Court and is scheduled for hearing on Thursday. We will press for a stay on the entire admission process,” says Kshitij Garg, who started the online petition against the CBSE chairman on June 6.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court had earlier issued a notice to the HRD ministry on a petition challenging the normalisation procedure on June 27.

Similar legal petitions are pending in the Delhi, Punjab and Haryana High Courts.

While issuing notice to the HRD ministry and the executive director JEE (main) CBSE, the Andhra Pradesh High Court had given an interim order that the selection of students for admission to NITs and centrally-funded institutes be subject to further orders and each of the selected candidates may be specifically informed accordingly.

“This is a totally absurd way of giving ranks. The two exams, JEE (mains) and the board exams should not have been coupled. Sticking to the 60.40 formula would have been fair. But they changed the normalisation formula after the declaration of the JEE (main) results which is unfair. Besides the formula is too complex and biased,’ said Ajeet Kaur a parent.


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