The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) ruled "Students who pass the class X Board examination in a CBSE school cannot claim automatic admission to class XI in the same school if the institution switches its affiliation to the State Board for higher secondary classes."
Justices Nooty Ramamohana Rao and S.S. Sundar said "The schooling facility offered by such institutions must be considered to have come to an end when students pass out of Class X."
The bench said "It is for the student concerned to exercise the option of either continuing in CBSE pattern in Class XI and XII or switching over to State Board syllabus. If a student decides to continue his studies in Standard XI and under the CBSE pattern, he has to obviously seek admission in some other educational institution where such facilities are available."
"On the other hand, if he [the student] opts to switch over to State Board of education, then he can seek continuation in the same school. But even in such a case, he has to apply for admission afresh," the judge said.