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Petition seeks stay on declaring IIT entrance result

Citing an error, a non-government organisation (NGO) has approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the publication of the result of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exam held April 11.



New Delhi: Citing an error, a non-government organisation (NGO) has approached the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the publication of the result of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exam held April 11.

The petition has also sought a fresh entrance test. It is likely to come up in court Tuesday.

Raising the issue of an error in the instructions for examinees who took the IIT joint entrance examination (IIT-JEE) in Hindi, the NGO filed the public interest litigation (PIL) Saturday.

"In the interest of justice, the court may pass an interim order or stay directing the respondent (IIT) not to announce the result in the meantime, till the pendency of the writ petition," the PIL said.

"Due to the error, students who took the entrance exam in Hindi suffered a blow in more than one way," M Shakeel Khan, counsel for the NGO said.

Chairman of the IIT-JEE, TS Natarajan has denied any plan to re-conduct the entrance examination.

"There is no need for re-conducting the examination. For the Hindi question paper problem, corrective measure will be decided in a committee meeting and it will be shared with people," Natarajan said over phone.

He also added that the results will be declared as per schedule.

Anand Kumar, director-cum-founder of Bihar-based Super 30 coaching centre for the economically poor, has favoured a fresh exam.

"The IIT must re-conduct the entrance examination as the problem in the question paper is very serious and meeting of the directors of the IITs held on Sunday also could not find any concrete solution," Anand said over phone.

IANS

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