The Delhi High Court Wednesday declined to stay the declaration of this year’s results for the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) exams but asked the institutes to explain as to why so many mistakes crept in during the all-India test.
A division bench of acting Chief Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Mukta Gupta declined to stay the declaration of IIT-JEE (joint entrance examination) result but directed the IIT to explain by way of affidavit how the mistakes occurred.
‘Demonstrate to us the software with which you set these papers and also how the papers are scrutinised,’ the court said when the counsel for IIT claimed that their system is foolproof and is up to standard.
The court directed the IIT to file an affidavit by June 2.
The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) of a non-government organisation (NGO) that has sought a stay on the declaration of result of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) entrance exam held April 11.
Raising the issue of errors in the instructions for examinees who took the IIT-JEE in Hindi, the NGO, Satya Foundation, filed the PIL.
Chetan Upadhyaya, secretary and counsel of Satya Foundation, Wednesday submitted before the court a list of serious blunders in the IIT-JEE 2010 and said that instead of accepting the faults and re-conducting the examination, the Joint Admission Board was trying to cover up the issue with ‘corrective measures’ which are ‘totally illogical and can’t be digested by anybody’.
‘The IIT-JEE board evolved corrective measures May 2 to ensure that genuine candidates were not affected by the examination errors. It formulated a point-by-point remedial action and posted the same on the IIT-JEE website,’ Upadhyaya argued.
However, after dismissal of Upadhyaya’s petition, he said he will approach the Supreme Court.
The result of the IIT-JEE is expected to be declared May 26