High Court Agrees to Hear PIL to Restrain CBSE and IITs from Conducting JEE-Main and Advanced 2014
Finally, the Delhi High Court has given green signal to the hearing of a PIL filed by Pushanjali Das to restrain the CBSE Board and IITs from conducting engineering entrance examination on the basis of JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced, 2014.
Hearing of this PIL has been scheduled on May 9th, 2014 by a bench of Justices B.D. Ahmed and Siddartha Mridul.
Pushpanjali Das has appealed to the court for Ã¢â‚¬Å“re-conducting JEE-Main, 2014 within a weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time and not on multiple days.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The PIL also seeks a direction to not allow both CBSE and IITs to carry on with the JEE entrance exam as different sets of question papers for the examination held on multiple dates. According to Pushpanjali Das, this move will not provide equal opportunities to all students.
“The petition is directed against CBSE and 16 IITs for subjecting young deserving students to discrimination in the competitive examinations whereby an entrance examination in the same year is being conducted over multiple days with different set of questions.Ã‚Â This results in questions of varying levels of difficulty on each day, as a result an average student may score more marks thereby denying deserving student a chance of getting admission in prestigious premium Institutes of India,” the petition said.
The plea filed by Pushpanjali Das says that the CBSE, since 2002, started conducting independent engineering entrance examination known as AIEEE for admission to 30 NITs and 5 IIITs.
This was once opposed by the Human Resource Development Minister, Kapil Sibal, in the year 2012. He proposed Ã¢â‚¬Å“one nation, one testÃ¢â‚¬Â for the engineering entrance examination.Ã‚Â