SC order halting admissions to engineering colleges upsets plans of IIT Ropar
College director professor SK Das said due to the order, the first semester exams will be delayed and the second semester classes will not start on time.punjab Updated: Jul 07, 2017 19:20 IST
The academic session and counselling for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is likely to be affected due to the Supreme Court order putting on hold admissions to most of the country’s engineering colleges, including IITs, over awarding of bonus marks in the joint entrance examination (JEE).
The order came on a petition filed by two students who sought the court’s direction to IIT-Madras to revise the list of successful students without giving them bonus marks.
“If the stay is not lifted immediately, the first semester exams, which are held in December, will be delayed and the second semester classes will also not start on time,” said IIT Ropar director professor SK Das. He added: “It is unlikely that the faculty will get winter vacations.”
The professor said that they will not be able to hold various rounds of counseling for the admission on time and seats may remain vacant.
“The order of the Supreme Court has upset our plans to hold induction programme for the students. We had planned to hold two-week induction event for freshers from July 25, but with the order, this will also be delayed,” professor Das said.