Admission process in IITs put on hold as Kanpur appeals against Madras High Court directive

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has appealed against a Madras High Court order that threatens to overthrow the ranking list of JEE-advanced this year.

Published: 07th July 2018 09:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2018 01:32 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has appealed against a Madras High Court order that threatens to overthrow the ranking list of JEE-advanced this year. Meanwhile when the third round of seat allocation through JEE-Advanced has been halted after the Court directed IIT, Kanpur, the host institution for the coveted test this year, to redo the rank list.

"We have approached the Court against the direction and any further development in the admission process will now depend on that," Shalabh, organising chairman of JEE-Advanced told The New Indian Express.

The court, last week, had ordered ordered to place on top of the list, candidates who had strictly complied with the instructions to give numerical answers up to the second decimal place such as 7.00 followed by those who had answered up to one decimal place such as 7.0 and then the students who simply gave the integer 7 as the answer.

Allowing a writ petition filed by 17-year-old L. Lakshmi Sree of Chennai who has successfully qualified the examination, Justice S. Vaidyanathan had said said that though there was absolutely no difference between 7 and 7.00, students who had followed the pre-examination instructions scrupulously must be given preference as against those who had not followed the instructions.

Aditya Mittal, JEE-Advanced chairman of IIT-Delhi too said that that institutes were now hoping to get a case respite, in absence of which the whole system is stuck at an impasse. The Court order, meanwhile, has been described as "strange" by experts. Dheeraj Sanghi, a professor of Computer Science at IIT, Kanpur said that the court is not pleased and has now come up with a specific order, which is very "strange" and does not explain its own order.

"It is not saying that answer 2 or 2.0 is wrong as per the instructions and should get 0 marks It is saying that students should be penalized for not following the instruction and hence if two students have same marks and one student has followed the instruction and another has not then the student who has followed the instruction should be kept higher in the ranking," Sanghi wrote in his blog.

By saying that 2 is an inferior answer than 2.00, first of all court is declaring that answers could be inferior or superior. For an extremely technical point, the court to make such a ruling is, to say the least, strange, he went on to add. The professor also wrote that last year, when IIT JEE had done lots of wrongs and yet courts supported them.

"I had written in my blog that for a long time courts have been ignoring anything and everything IITs do. They are letting IITs get away with murder. I didn't know that in just one year, we will have a complete U turn in the circumstances where the courts will support students who can't even interpret instructions properly and ask IITs to penalize those who understand and interpret the instructions properly," he also wrote. 

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  • anitha

    students left their allotment seats as they allotted in iit
    4 months ago reply
  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile many bright students who are really a future of our developed India
    4 months ago reply
  • Akhil

    When will you give your judgement sir whole india is wanting plz make it fast...and dont make it complicate becouse its is not future of a student it is future of our indi So please.
    4 months ago reply
  • rohith

    I think the students how kept 7&7.0 didn't read instruction correctly.So they should not be awarded marks
    4 months ago reply
  • G.Ramdev

    Why the country's top most higher technical educational institutions "IIT"s unable to conduct the JEE exams flawless? Do these institutions are not aware that 2=2.00 before framing the questions? How can such pattern is included? It may be only to show some "tinkering" in the pattern. If the question paper subject experts or JEE organizers from the so called higher technical intuitions initially did not anticipate this "strange" thing
    4 months ago reply
  • hou

    After comparing my ranks in pilani
    4 months ago reply
  • jangu

    please make the justifications for those who give answers upto 2 decimal points. so make amendments in rank list.....
    4 months ago reply
  • Sam

    IITs required top minds not instructions follower (robot). Infact students that give jee advance paper are too humans. 7 or 7.0 can not be treated as wrong in front of 7.00 according to top Mathematicians of the world.
    4 months ago reply
  • Hirak Kumar Barman

    Every year
    4 months ago reply
  • pankaj

    the merit of case is whether instructions given in paper should be followed properly or not and time spent in following the instructions during exam. the decision of the court is on this matter but not on correctness of 7
    4 months ago reply
  • Deepak Gupta

    Deepak How come suddenly you feel when you come to know that complete IIT /NIIT admission process on hold where as we had withdrawn admission to other good institute because we receive letter from IIT
    4 months ago reply
  • mehta

    honorable madras high court order will be applicable to all jee adv students. Making any comments on that will be contempt of court. Our honorable courts and honorable judges are well cable to make justice
    4 months ago reply
  • Ashok

    Division Bench should quash post examination exam clarification .Illegal.
    4 months ago reply
  • Anuj

    most of the admission process is over and now there is no point in redoing the rank list. If this decision had given before the counselling then it would be fine. But now it is nothing except stupidity
    4 months ago reply
  • Ashok Sharan

    Why issued post exam clarification? Never done
    4 months ago reply
  • ROAD NO 2

    sir If any student has been frozen his/her seat in basis of rank allotted earlier to him then if his/her rank upgraded after decision of ho'ble court's order than preference should be given those student who follows instructions laid down by IITK clear cut before answering the question. Because sufficient time is given for them to read the instruction.
    4 months ago reply
  • Krishnad Rd

    IITK could have gone ahead with the judgement implementation which would not have altered the ranks much. As the judgement gives equal marks to all answers with are without decimals. The only distinction the judgement says is to give preferential rankings to those having same Marks/ranks. Business Rules by IITK already defines the Ranking rules of Equal marks/rank with few parameters. Adding one more parameter will hardly make any difference. With students already done so much of preparations to join the colleges spread across India it is a sheer pressure building and callous attitude of Legal Vs academicians . Trust better sense would prevail and the case ends today .
    4 months ago reply
  • Gopal

    There is nothing wrong in instructions
    4 months ago reply
  • Dhfmb

    I think its the selfishness of a student
    4 months ago reply
  • krish

    It is time that IIT exam. body knows the exact answers for what they are questioning the students about. They must be answerable to some one for the havoc they play with the tensed up students numbering more than a million and their parents every year. If they can not run it with Gold standards
    4 months ago reply
    • SHAILESH JOSHI

      There is instructed to truncate/ round off if it comes as decimal to round off to two decimal
      4 months ago reply
    • krish

      ( Continued) If they can not run it with Gold standards
      4 months ago reply
  • a ordinar student

    This mess which is created is not directed to increase his/her marks but only for deceasing other's marks!!!! And increase his/her rank..... These are the jealous people around us who can't thought about other's hard work..he/she only though that only he/she read instructions
    4 months ago reply
    • SHAILESH JOSHI

      She should focus on hard work rather than to try such cheap activity of defeating more competent than her. There needs to be penalized such rascals who have put 00 after decimal point while got integer answer. They are not fit for such levels of admission and just creating controversy
      4 months ago reply
    • krish

      you should think like a judge. then you will reach at the point .
      4 months ago reply
  • GS

    The question paper reads as below: For each question
    4 months ago reply
  • Mark

    'The court order has been described as strange by experts" When did a computer professor become an expert in commenting on legal matters!!
    4 months ago reply
    • Ashutosh Kumar

      Yes It is Strange order. The Answer should be based on type of the outcome expected. If the outcome is Integer
      4 months ago reply
    • MUNISH KUMAR

      well
      4 months ago reply
    • krish

      pata nahi shaayad abhi se usne waqaalat ki padhaai shuru ki hogi.
      4 months ago reply
  • MR

    May be the solution is to award one extra mark (3 + 1 = 4) to the students who have written the correct answer with correct decimal places
    4 months ago reply
    • krish

      this will create tremendous change in ranking so it would not be followed.
      4 months ago reply
  • GS

    The question paper reads: For each question
    4 months ago reply
  • madhab

    It is given clearly in the instruction of question paper with example that students will get marks only when they will write answers rounded up to two decimal places
    4 months ago reply
    • SHAILESH JOSHI

      Please note that instruction is to follow to truncate/ round off for answer coming in after decimal point
      4 months ago reply
    • Bimal Kumar Agarwal

      Dear Mr. Mittal
      4 months ago reply
  • M kruthagnya

    Sir please make justice for us who already freeze our seat with our rank alloted ...
    4 months ago reply
    • Bimal Kumar Agarwal

      now you can live and take justice if you have power or money. Todays Chennai High court verdict goes on that way.
      4 months ago reply
    • adi

      yaaa
      4 months ago reply
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