This Article is written by Himanshu Shukla, a student of Gitarattan International Business School
The Kerala high court has passed an interim order on a plea by class 12th CBSE/ICSE students, the matter was heard by a Bench of Justice P B Suresh Kumar. The Kerala court directed the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) to refrain from publishing the rank list or exam results. The matter is listed for further consideration but till then the court has passed this interim order. This may apply to all professional courses and all other streams that the admissions are based on the merit in entrance exams and not on class 12th results.
Matter: The students weren’t satisfied with the method adopted for admissions to various professional and graduate courses within the state. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) adopted a method of 50:50 formula for admissions into all professional courses and other streams. The distribution is as follows (50% weightage for entrance exam merit and 50% weightage for class 12 marks). The matter got raised because the Petitioners believed that the system was unfair and cannot give satisfactory results to CBSE & CISCE students.
It was also alleged by the students that the admission to Degree Courses in various Arts and Science colleges of the state is additionally unfair to CBSE and CISCE students. Hence, the petition seeks the usage of the foremost appropriate method for admissions to professional courses.
They contended that their results were therefore not evaluated based on their academic performance in class 12 only, while students enrolled in State schools had given final exams, the results of which will affect their performance within the results of class 12. Therefore, the first grievance of the petitioners was that students studying in CBSE/ISC will have a distinct method of evaluation. Also, the petitions sought the indulgence of the Court to make sure that the admissions are going to be done purely on the premise of the marks secured in the examination alone.
Decision: Hearing the whole matter, the high court has asked the government to not publish any results as of now. The entire process has been paused before many entrance exams like KEAM 2021 being conducted.