9 students move SC against CBSE Compartment exams, seek extension of August 31 deadline for college admissions

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9 students move SC against CBSE Compartment exams, seek extension of August 31 deadline for college admissions
9 students move SC against CBSE Compartment exams, seek extension of August 31 deadline for college admissions

9 students move SC against CBSE Compartment exams, seek extension of August 31 deadline for college admissions. Central Board of Secondary Education had announced holding compartment exams 2020. 9 students from CBSE Board have filed a plea in SC against Board conducting these exams & extension of college admission dates.

The plea, filed through All India Students Association (AISA), has primarily sought extension of the August 31 deadline for admission in academic year 2020-2021 until the Central Board of Secondary Education declares results of the Compartment Examinations (CBSE).

The plea has also prayed for quashing of the CBSE decision to hold the compartment exams at all amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is a “violation of Right ot Equality” since CBSE students were exempted from regular board exams. In the prayer, the petitioners have submitted that since most of the colleges close admissions by August 31, students who have to take the compartment exam (re-test due to non adequate marks in papers) will be left behind the 2020-2021 admission cycle.

 “It is end of August and we don’t have a deadline for conduct of compartment exams. Most colleges have closed admissions or announced a deadline which is on or before 31.08.2020. This position is contrary to any other year. Where will these students go? Which college will they apply for admission after result,” AISA National General Secretary Sandeep Saurav asked.

Earlier AISA had written a letter to the Education Minister seeking deferment of CBSE Compartment exams 2020. The letter sent to the Chief Ministers reads that “Over 2.2 lakh students including students of your state found themselves in the Compartment category by 1-7 marks. The said students demand the cancellation of the Compartment exam for the following reasons.”

The reasons given in the letter include the rise of COVID19 cases, lack of resources, mental health issues. They also tweeted the letter and other documents on its official twitter handle. The tweet read, “We have sent letters to the CM and Edu Min of all the states highlighting the plight of the students. We have made a formal request for an appointment as well. We hope to hear soon from the respective offices.”

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