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SC vacates stay on counselling, admissions to IITs under JEE-Advanced

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, July 10: The Supreme Court on Monday vacated its stay on counselling and admissions to IITs and other institutions related to JEE (Advanced), 2017 entrance examition. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantagoudar while vacating the stay also said that no high court would entertain any plea on this issue.

“We are inclined to vacate the order passed on July 7 and also convey that we are not inclined to interfere with the counselling and admission process and high courts should act accordingly and not interfere in the admission process,” the court order said. The apex court also said it expected that errors, mistakes in the framing of questions and in printing of question papers should not happen.

The top court had on July 7 called a halt to further counselling and admissions to IITs in respect of entrance tests under JEE-Advanced across the country. In all, 1.56 lakh students had appeared in the IIT-JEE (Advanced), 2017 and 33,307 students have already taken admission in IITs, NITs, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and Government-Funded Technical Institutions (GFTI). The court was informed that as of now, 10,987 students had been admitted to IITs and only 31 seats in General category were remaining. (IANS)

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