AIIMS MBBS entrance paper leak: HC asks Centre to reply on plea for probe

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre, AIIMS and the CBI on a plea seeking a court-monitored probe into alleged illegalities and irregularities during the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination held this year. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar specifically directed the CBI to place before it the agency’s status report within a week on the plea which also sought directions to AIIMS to quash the result declared on June 15 for the exam held on May 28. Advocate Prashant…

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HC to hear plea seeking ‘priority admission’ for Delhi students in DU

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court (HC) will continue hearing a plea on Monday seeking priority in admission criteria for Delhi domiciled students in Delhi University (DU). Response on this matter has already been sought from the DU vice chancellor (VC). The HC on May 24 had issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and DU on a plea seeking preference in admission to DU students who were Delhi domiciled. Member of Parliament from Delhi Parvesh Verma and Delhi assembly member Manjinder Singh Sirsa had met DU VC Yogesh Tyagi on…

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TN to appeal against Madras HC order to not reserve MBBS, BDS seats for state board students

Chennai The Tamil Nadu government will appeal against Friday’s Madras High Court’s (HC) decision to quash the Tamil Nadu government order to reserve 85% medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) seats in undergraduate colleges for state board students. The admissions are being done on the basis of scores of a common entrance test, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). State health minister C Vijayabaskar said the government would appeal against the single judge order . His government was opposed to NEET to protect the interests of the students from Tamil Nadu and…

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TN to appeal against Madras HC order to not reserve MBBS, BDS seats for state board students

Chennai The Tamil Nadu government will appeal against Friday’s Madras High Court’s (HC) decision to quash the Tamil Nadu government order to reserve 85% medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) seats in undergraduate colleges for state board students. The admissions are being done on the basis of scores of a common entrance test, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). State health minister C Vijayabaskar said the government would appeal against the single judge order . His government was opposed to NEET to protect the interests of the students from Tamil Nadu and…

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Education system dehumanised, mass producing clones: Delhi HC

New Delhi: The education system has become “completely dehumanised” into a machine which is “mass producing clones” and frowning upon individuality, the Delhi High Court said on Tuesday. “It (education system) is completely de-humanised. It is a machine. The human element has been completely taken out. The contact between teacher and student is perfunctory. There is no connect,” a bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri said. The bench said, “Are we producing clones? We seem to be mass producing clones. It seems individuality is frowned upon now. You must…

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Parent moves Madras HC, says TN Class 11 public exam to put extra burden on kids

Madurai A Madurai resident on Wednesday moved the Madras High Court challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to hold “public examination” at Class 11 level akin to the CBSE-held class 10 and 12-level board examinations. A Madurai bench of the high court posted the matter for detailed hearing on July 19 after a brief hearing on the issue. Petitioner K K Ramesh submitted to the bench of justices S S Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan that the government’s move to bring Class 11 students under the ambit of public exams, would…

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HC order could delay further admissions, frets DU

New Delhi: A day after the Delhi High Court said that the ongoing Delhi University admissions could be impacted by the outcomes of a plea in the court and the results of the re-evaluation of CBSE Class 12 answer sheets, DU officials are concerned about how their “sacrosanct” number of seats and the calendar will be affected by the impending orders. A senior DU official, who wished to remain unnamed as the matter is still sub judice, said that students who have already taken admission at the university and its…

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Disabled student unable to board train misses DU exam, Delhi HC issues notice to Railways

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a suo moto notice against the Railways in connection with an incident wherein a disabled student missed his exam due to lack of proper access for disabled passengers to train coaches. The court issued a notice and sought a reply from the ministry of railways, the North-Eastern Railways and the University of Delhi (DU). The court also issued directions to DU to examine the possibilities of conducting an examination for the student, Vaibhav Shukla, to enable him to secure admission, if he qualifies…

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HC notice to CBSE rule saying teachers not to accompany kids in school buses

New Delhi The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to the city government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on a plea challenging the board’s amended rule that teachers will not accompany students in school buses and not be allotted non-academic work. A division bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar sought a response from the CBSE and Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) by November 6. The plea filed by NGO Angika Development Society through advocate Arjun Harkauli challenged the CBSE’s October 2016…

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