JEE Advanced 2017: Supreme Court lifts stay; IIT, NIT admission given green signal

IIT Madras said that the admission procedure of more than 36,000 students in 97 institutes under the joint seat allocation programme for IITs, NITs, IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutions) would be hampered

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 10, 2017 2:07 pm
IIT, JEE advanced, josaa, josaa.nic.in, JEE advanced 2017 The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar had also restrained High Courts from entertaining any plea

The Supreme Court vacated the stay today and has given go ahead for conducting counseling for admission in IITs and NITs. The Court has also directed the High Courts not to interfere in petitions regarding counselling and admission to IITs to avoid any confusion. The Bench asked the IITs to give an undertaking that such mistakes will not recur and no situation to award bonus marks will arise. Attorney General K K Venugopal, representing IITs, says such situation will not arise in future.

On July 7, the apex court had stayed the ongoing admission in the Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology across the country following a dispute over grace marks awarded to candidates.

The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar had also restrained High Courts from entertaining any plea in connection with the admission and counselling. Three students filed a petition challenging IIT’s decision on granting the grace marks to all candidates who took the exam this year after the answer key to seven questions went missing.

They said due to this marking system, their ranking has gone down. The petitioners demand that grace marks must be awarded to those who had attempted the question. For more updates on SC decision, click here

However, IIT opposed the contention and said that seats have already been allotted to 29,425 candidates. “It is submitted that in case the ongoing counselling and admission process is disturbed, the admission procedure of more than 36,000 students in 97 institutes under the joint seat allocation programme for IITs, NITs, IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutions) would be hampered.”

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    Raj V
    Jul 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm
    The judgement is fair to majority of the selected students. As far as the few affected students are concerned, it may be noted by them that due to reservation policy, many bright, but poor/rural students do not get the course they want. I was one such student about few decades ago.
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      Anu
      Jul 11, 2017 at 11:36 am
      Very unfair decision for the kids who should be really benifited and just because evey one has received the grace marks now their ranking got affected badly
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        C.J.Rao
        Jul 11, 2017 at 10:41 am
        Do mistakes. Proceed further yourself. If some one raises about that mistake, Conveniently you will be asked to not repeat that mistake. So fraudsters go scot free every time this way. Victims of that mistake will not get justice. That is the strength of our system. More over system will be awarded accolades for its g success of the wrong mission.
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          Kanak Rai
          Jul 12, 2017 at 7:06 am
          Absolutely agreed. The court decision to continue the admission may be a practical way of preventing any delays to large number of students, BUT, its INCOMPLETE without ensuring that it does NOT happen again. For it to not happen again, the COURT MUST set a strong example by either putting some sort of penalty or other type of punishment to whoever was responsible for this huge NEGLIGENCE. The impacted students should be allowed to sue the organizations who are responsible and get something in return. Just saying "it will not happen" is injustice in my opinion.
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          Sunil Singh
          Jul 11, 2017 at 10:03 am
          This decision of Supreme court only favours Reserve quotas students.
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            Rohan
            Jul 11, 2017 at 8:03 am
            The decision is not fair to many students. Very disappointing.
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              Manisha sharma
              Jul 10, 2017 at 11:23 pm
              Not d correct decision by sc....wht abt those who suffered dis tym ....
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                Ayush Mangla
                Jul 10, 2017 at 5:15 pm
                Supreme court must think again seriously 1. All questions didn't have -2 marking so this saying that those have marked nothing have also solved them all is wrong 2. Supreme court just have warning to iits that no such mistakes must be repeated, then By this how can they assure the future of those students who have suffered this time. But no use of all this No use of our conversation But still I salute to those who knocked the door of supreme court, for students like me it was a ray of hope But again we are thrown back
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                  Dipak Ambade
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm
                  I am disappointed with sc decision.
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