New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused
to entertain Maharashtra`s plea for exemption from the
2012-2013 National Common Entrance Test for Graduate and
Postgraduate Courses of Medicine and suggested the state
approach the High Court.
A bench of justices H L Dattu and C K Prasad also
refrained from giving any direction to the high court.
"We don`t want to give any direction or make observations
to the high court. We want the high court to act
independently," the bench told counsel Shekhar Naphade who
sought permission to withdraw the application.
The state had moved the application seeking exemption
from the CET on the ground that it posed difficulties for
students on account of the change in syllabus.
Maharashtra contended the course prescribed by MCI and
the National Council of Educational Research and Training
(NCERT) is dissimilar to the syllabus taught in the state
to Class 11th & 12th students.
"As such, the new syllabus for the common entrance test
would be difficult for them to cope up in such short period of
time, gravely prejudicing their rights for being selected in
any good medical college.
"Everyone knows the amount of stress for performing
well in competitive exams is enormous on students. Therefore,
any such sudden changes will be demoralising for the students
and can cause severe depression and anxiety with unfortunate
consequences," the state had said.