Good News! IIT, NIT Admissions Get Go-Ahead From SC!

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| July 10 , 2017 , 14:41 IST

The admission process based on the JEE Advanced 2017 marks is all set to continue as the Supreme Court vacated its earlier stay order and gave the go-ahead for admissions counselling to take place at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) ), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutions).

The apex court has also announced a directive to High Courts to not entertain petitions regarding admission on the basis of JEE Advanced marks so as to avoid further confusion.

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On July 7, the Supreme Court had stayed the ongoing admissions in IITs and NITs across the country after students filed a petition challenging grace marks awarded to candidates. The three students who filed the petition claimed that IIT's decision to grant grace marks to candidates on questions missing from the answer book resulted in a reduction of their ranks.

In response to the petition, IITs said that seats have already been allotted to 29,425 candidates. “It is submitted that in case the ongoing counselling and admission process is disturbed, the admission procedure of more than 36,000 students in 97 institutes under the joint seat allocation programme for IITs, NITs, IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology and GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutions) would be hampered.”

As the admission process has been allowed to resume, the Bench has asked the IITs to give an undertaking that such mistakes will not recur and no situation to award bonus marks will arise. Attorney General K K Venugopal, representing IITs, says such situation will not arise in future.