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SC stay on IIT admissions: Mumbai students worry that their results may be re-evaluated

Mumbai city news: Many websites are hinting at re-evaluation and re-admission based on fresh marks, said a student

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 11:46 IST
Shreya Bhandary
A petition filed in the Apex Court has questioned the Indian Institutes of Technology’s (IIT’s) decision to award “bonus marks” to all students who appeared for the JEE-Adv examination held across the country on May 21.
A petition filed in the Apex Court has questioned the Indian Institutes of Technology’s (IIT’s) decision to award “bonus marks” to all students who appeared for the JEE-Adv examination held across the country on May 21.(HT File Photo)

After the Supreme Court restrained admissions on the basis of the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Adv) 2017, students are worried as there are rumours that their exams could be re-evaluated.

A petition filed in the Apex Court has questioned the Indian Institutes of Technology’s (IIT’s) decision to award “bonus marks” to all students who appeared for the JEE-Adv examination held across the country on May 21.

Admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other government -funded technical institutes (GFTIs) have been halted for now. After two rounds of seat allotments, which came to an end on July 6, as many as 3,236 seats remain vacant in all IITs, NITs, IIITs, including 68 in IITs.

“Many websites are hinting at re-evaluation and re-admission based on fresh marks. This will be the court’s worst decision and will affect lakhs of students,” said Abhinav Sharma, one of the lucky few who bagged a seat in IIT-Bombay in the first round.

The petition highlights how students, even those who had not attempted these specific questions, were granted bonus marks. This resulted in more students qualifying for IIT admissions and eventually affecting the overall ranks of students.

Following the Supreme Courts’ orders, the JEE-Adv and Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) websites ran a ticker announcing that the admission process had been suspended for now.

“As directed by the Honourable Supreme Court of India on July 7 (for JEE Advanced 2017), admission and counselling has been suspended till further orders,” read the statement.