The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the first round of counselling for admissions in 19 colleges across the country. The bench, presided by Justices U.U. Lalit and Deepak Gupta ordered the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) at Kochi that the students who faced technical difficulties while giving the examination. It has also ordered the NUALS to prepare a list by June 16th 2018. They have been told to use the formula given by two member-Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC), to inlcude the students who have been able to pass through to the second stage of counselling. NUALS was responsible for conducting the examination with the association of private firm M/s Sify Technologies Ltd. The examination is for both, graduate and undergraduate courses in the field of Law.
Supreme Court has already refused to conduct a re-test for the students who suffered due to the technical short comings while giving the examination on May 2018. The court had asked to use the normalization formula to give compensation to the aggrieved students. And, the best way for them to avoid a re-test is by granting the students marks, in relation to how many correct and incorrect answers in the final result.
54,450 candidates had appeared for the examination, which is going to give opportunity for admission in the 19 prestigious LLB colleges across the country. Many students had appealed to the court, seeking a re-test, because they’d felt that it wasn’t fair because they hadn’t been able to give the examination properly. The court had rejected all their pleas and asked NUALS to compensate them in different manner. It seems a difficult situation, since the students are not a blame in the situation, but other’s shouldn’t have to suffer because of the mistake committed by the faulty systems. They’re likely to get grace marks because of it.