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CET 2022: Karnataka High Court Directs State To Consider Normalisation Of Marks For Repeater Candidates

Mustafa Plumber
26 Sep 2022 4:50 AM GMT
CET 2022: Karnataka High Court Directs State To Consider Normalisation Of Marks For Repeater Candidates
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The Karnataka High Court on Friday accepted the revised method formulated by the state government for assigning CET rankings to repeater-students, for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering and Technology for the academic year 2022-23. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty said,"During the course of hearing, a consensus...

The Karnataka High Court on Friday accepted the revised method formulated by the state government for assigning CET rankings to repeater-students, for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering and Technology for the academic year 2022-23.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty said,

"During the course of hearing, a consensus has been evolved amongst the learned counsel for the parties in respect of second method for evaluation of the marks of II PUC batch 2021 for the UGCET academic year 2022–2023, be made the basis for assigning CET rankings to the students. It is therefore directed that aforesaid second method shall be made the basis for assigning CET rankings and the State Government shall issue a notification accordingly."

The state and Karnataka Examination Authority had appealed against a single bench order which had directed the authority to redo the CET rankings for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering and Technology. The bench had set aside the note dated July 30, 2022 by which the Authority had prescribed that the II PUC / XII standard marks obtained by the petitioners in 2021 would not be considered for the purpose of CET ranking for the academic year 2022-23.

During the pendency of the appeals, the state of Karnataka had constituted an expert committee on 20.09.2022 to examine the possibility of drawing a methodology in calculating the qualifying examination marks of II PUC batch 2021 for the UGCET academic year 2022–2023.

The committee, after thorough examination of the issue for assigning CET Rankings, had recommended that after normalisation, using the basis of 50% of CET marks, for determining the ranks for the covid batch students may improve their ranking and this may affect the ranking of post covid batch of students to some extent. Therefore, to safeguard the interest of post covid batch students also, seats in IT related branches in colleges as per previous years preferred selection of seats may be increased by 10%.

The bench while disposing of the appeals clarified that the qualifying marks secured in the examination of II PUC batch 2021 for the UGCET academic year 2022–2023 shall be calculated only for the limited purpose of assigning the CET ranking and shall have no further effect.

Case Title: KARNATAKA EXAMINATION AUTHORITY v. KEERTHANA Y.H & others

Case NO: W.A. NO.900 OF 2022 

Citation: 2022 LiveLaw (Kar) 375

Date of Order: 23-09-2022

Appearance: Advocate N.K. RAMESH for petitioner; D.R. RAVISHANKAR, SR. COUNSEL FOR SHIVAKUMAR, Advocate, FOR R1 TO R3 AND R22 TO R27; Advocate SHARABIAH SHIVANNA, FOR R14 TO R21; Advocate RAJENDRA A. KULKARNI, FOR R28 TO R45; AAG DHYAN CHINNAPPA, A/W AGA SWETHA KRISHNAPP, FOR R46 TO 48)

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