A student’s failure to join IIT after clearing its entrance test and blocking a seat after paying the admission fee renders him ineligible to take another entrance test next year as such an act leads to a colossal wastage of the institutes’s financial and other resources, the Delhi High Court has ruled.
Justice Hima Kohli gave the ruling, dismissing the plea of Prateek Rohilla, who had blocked a five-year, M Tech course seat in Engineering Design (Automotive Engineering) at IIT Madras by paying the admission fees of Rs. 20,000 after clearing the IIT JEE in 2011.
After blocking the seat, Rohilla didn’t join the institute and wanted, instead, to take another IIT JEE in 2012 to better his result for a course of his choice.
He had come to the high court challenging the IIT-Delhi decision to debar him from taking that 2012 IIT JEE.
“Any course at Indian Institute of Technology is extremely prestigious and every seat is precious and cannot be permitted to be wasted in such a manner,” said Justice Kohli.