High Court Of Madras

High Court of Madras decides against releasing revised JEE Advanced Rank List, Revised counselling schedule released by IIT-Kanpur.

The High Court of Madras has put a stay order on the order to release a revised rank list for JEE advanced exam. An order was given by the single judge bench to IIT-Kanpur to release a revised rank list for JEE Advanced 2018 in which preference was to be given to the candidates who followed the earlier instructions given by the institute as objected to the instructions that were clarified after the exam. IIT-Kanpur protested against this order and filled an appeal against this order. A division bench headed by Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and Dhandapani heard the appeal and declared the order as ‘totally unwanted’ and ‘impractical’ as the exam had already been evaluated and the results were also announced on 10th June 2018. L Laskhmisree, a candidate who took the JEE advanced test on 20th May 2018 in Chennai filed a petition after the JEE Advanced result was released. In the petition, she objected that instructions given during the exam instructed the candidates to round of the correct numerical value up to two decimal places and marks will be awarded to only those candidates who have followed the given instructions. The instructions, however,  were not followed by all the candidates and many Students gave the answers that were not rounded up to two decimal places. The petitioner claimed that the ranks of the candidates who followed the instructions will be affected if marks were awarded to the candidates who did not follow the instructions. The seat allocation process was immediately suspended by IIT-Kanpur and an appeal against this order was filed in the court. IIT-Kanpur has now issued a fresh counselling schedule after the order was given by the single judge bench has been put on hold by the Madras high court. The seats vacant for the for the  third round of counselling have been displayed and the process of document verification will be conducted on 11th and 12th July.  

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