The admission process for the admissions in NITs and IITs will began soon as the SC lifts the stay, which it had imposed on the process for giving grace marks to the candidates of JEE Advanced 2017.
“We are not inclined to grant any stay. The petition is rejected,” a three- judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said as they rejected the plea of the three student who had challenged the grant of the bonus marks to all the students who had taken the JEE Advanced 2017 exam.
IITs and NITs were restrained by the Supreme Court from admitting any students and conducting counseling after the petitioner filed the petition regarding awarding the bonus marks to all the candidates who appeared in the JEE Advanced 2017 exam. The petitioners claimed that this awarding of marks by the IITs had put them to disadvantage in comparison to the other students who did even attempt the questions.
The bench asked the IITs to furnish an undertaking that the institute will device a foolproof mechanism in setting up question papers in future.
“When we say foolproof mechanism, there should be no errors in question papers, and no situation in which bonus marks have to be awarded must arise,” Justice Misra clarified.
Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the IITs, assured the court such situations will not arise in the future. Kapil Sibal who was representing few petitioners said that awarding of the grace marks brough meritorious students to lower ranks.