University Grants Commission (UGC) has been noticed by the Delhi High court on a PIL filed by two students that wrong evaluation of UGC-Net Examinations held in December 2012 led to lowering of their marks and denial of UGC-NET qualification to them.
Justice GS Sistani issued notices to UGC and asked them to file their reply within four weeks and fixed July 12 as the next date of hearing.
The petition, filed by Shruti Jain and Amandeep Kaur through their advocate Ashok Agarwal, said that answer key of English Paper-II wrongly acknowledged option A instead of option B as the correct answer to question number 29.
According to the students, the correct answer is option B, which is backed by assertions of senior professors from several Universities and over a dozen books and web-sources.
‘The action on part of the UGC in denying UGC-NET qualification to the petitioners is illegal, unjustified, arbitrary, discriminatory, unreasonable, unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India,’ Mr Agarwal contended.
Both the petitioners who hail from Tehsil Malout District Muktsar-Punjab contended that the UGC should conduct a re-evaluation and allow them a chance to qualify the examination.