Petition Filed seeking that CET Exam should be Reconducted Once Again:
On Tuesday the Petition filed by 154 students came for final hearing and judgement before the Bombay HC. In the petition it was stated that the admission process followed by the authorities of normalizing marks for MBA’s admission in the year 2023 lacks transparency and called for the CET to be held again.
Court considering the Age Factor Did not impose Penalty:
The court rejected the student’s plea of conducting the exam again and decided to not to impose any cost on the petitioner considering the fact that they are students.
Less than 1% is not Enough to Represent the Lot:
The HC stated that out of 1 lakh students who sat before the CET examination only 154 candidates approached the court with the objections related to the Exam.
There is a Long Time Gap Between the Exam and The Petition says HC:
The HC also stated that the petitioners are approaching the court with complaints after giving their exams and results were already announced. Adding to that they have a very minimum number of people representing the issue.
Courts Usually Avoid Interfering in Exams and Admission Process:
The bench also stated that the courts usually avoid interfering in matters related to public exams and admissions to respect the independence of the authorities in the admission process.
Few Students should not Halt the Entire Admission Process – says HC:
The Judges at the hearing on Monday questioned that why a few students should hold up an entire admission process and granted an interim relief in the case which directed the authorities to continue with the admission process.
The student’s grievance was submitted by their counsel S B Talekar.
Admission Process Lacks Transparency:
The Petitioner challenged the decision of the authorities for normalizing the slots in the admission this year and contended that the CET cell conducted a selective Retest for the MBA admission and it lacks transparency during the whole process.
Bench questioned the CET about the Normalizing all the slots:
At the first hearing in this matter which was on last month, the bench questioned the CET cell about how are they going to normalize all the slots in admitting the candidates and summoned the presence of the Commissioner of CET cell.
Any Relief now sought would set adversely affect the entire process:
The counsels for the Respondents Advocate General stated that any relief granted in this matter would bring the entire admission process to zero and would adversely affect the career of the remaining candidates.
Fair Opportunity was given – says the AG Birendra Saraf:
The AG said that among 154 petitioners 77 of them have got the opportunity to take the retest conducted by the CET cell and fair opportunity was given to all the candidate throughout the entire process.
Final Hearing was wrapped up on July10:
On Monday the HC stated that the Hearing for this petition was concluded and the Judgement will be on Tuesday.
Wholly Unable to see any Substance -says HC:
The bench on Tuesday said that the they are unable to see any substance in this petition and stated “We reject it on the facts and substances” and the fine was not imposed on them.
Previous Judgement by HC on this Matter:
Since the CET exam will be held in four batches and each batch will be given entirely different papers there was already a case filed before the HC stating that there was, technical glitches during the examination and some were given extra time. So, the HC ordered the CET cell to conduct retest for those students who was facing technical glitches and who was given extra time.