Arun.A.R. vs Cochin University Of Science And on 17 September, 2010

Kerala High Court
Arun.A.R. vs Cochin University Of Science And on 17 September, 2010




WP(C).No. 20731 of 2010(N)

                      ...  Petitioner


                       ...       Respondent


                For Petitioner  :SRI.K.GOPALAKRISHNA KURUP

                For Respondent  :SRI.S.P.ARAVINDAKSHAN PILLAI,SC,COCHI U

The Hon'ble MR. Justice ANTONY DOMINIC

 Dated :17/09/2010

 O R D E R
                       ANTONY DOMINIC, J.
                   Nos.20731(N), 23017 (B), 24094 (J)
                       & 24152 (T) of 2010
          Dated, this the 17th day of September, 2010

                          J U D G M E N T

These writ petitions are filed by students, who have completed

B.Tech degree course from the Cochin University of Science and

Technology. The students failed in some of the papers in the

University Examinations, and they appeared in the supplementary

examinations, which according to the University were over by the

last week of June, 2010. They apprehend that on account of the

delay in the publication of the results, some of them, who have

already secured admission for higher studies inside and outside the

country and who have already got employment, are likely to lose all

these opportunities. It is in this background, they filed these writ

petitions seeking a direction to the University to expedite the

valuation and declare the results.

2. The stand taken by the respondent University is that the

valuation camp has already started, that altogether there are above

7000 answer papers to be valued, and that the valuation will be

completed and results declared by the end of November, 2010. On

WP(C) Nos.20731, 23017, 24094 & 24152 of 2010

previous occasions, when considering the urgency pointed out by

the petitioners that the delay will seriously affect their future, this

Court passed various orders requiring the respondent University to

expedite the valuation and report the progress before this Court.

However, so far there has not been any appreciable progress in the


3. From the submissions made by both sides, it is evident

that these students are covered by Old Scheme. It is also seen that

out of the total of 7677 students, who have appeared for the

examination in the subject ‘Engineering Graphics’, there are only

124 students, who are covered by the Old Scheme. Similar is the

case of the subject ‘Engineering Chemistry’ as well, where out of

7034 students who have appeared for the examination in the

subject, there are only 352 students who are covered by the Old

Scheme. Necessarily, therefore, the answer papers of the students

covered by the Old Scheme will have to be segregated and valued

separately. If that be so, if the respondent University takes certain

amount of effort, it should be possible for the University to

segregate these answer papers and value the same, so that the

results could be declared at an early date.

WP(C) Nos.20731, 23017, 24094 & 24152 of 2010

4. Considering the peculiarity of the situation and the

future of the students involved, I am inclined to direct the

respondent University to segregate the answer papers of the

supplementary examinations of the students, who are covered

under the Old Scheme, value the same and declare the results as

expeditiously as possible, not later than 15/10/2010. If for any

reason, it is not possible for the respondent University to declare

the results by that time, the University shall get the marks ready by

that time, so that the students can apply to the University for

communicating their marks confidentially to the Institutions, where

the students have secured admission or employment.

In so far as WP(C) No. 23017/2010 is concerned, the petitioner

therein also seeks a direction for publication of the 4th semester

examination results. It is submitted by both sides that this Court

has already passed such a direction in the judgment in WP(C) No.

19896/2010 to publish the results before 15/10/2010. Therefore,

there will be a direction to that effect, in this writ petition also.

These writ petitions are disposed of as above.


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