The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Savitribai Phule Pune University and Director, Board of Examination and Evaluation to recalculate the marks obtained by a final year law student in the 'administrative law' paper in the ninth semester held in December 2019 as he contended that there has been an arithmetical error in calculating the marks.
A division bench of Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice NR Borkar were hearing a writ petition filed by Varad Kolhe, who secured 41 marks in the administrative law paper but contended that there has been an arithmetic mistake in adding up the marks awarded to him.
The Court directed the said university to re-calculate the marks obtained without re-evaluating the answers given by the petitioner.
Senior Advocate AV Anturkar along with Advocate Ranjit Shinde and Advocate Ajinkya Udane appeared on behalf of the petitioner and submitted that there has been an arithmetic mistake in evaluating the marks in the said paper. As per the assessment of the petitioner, instead of 41 he should get 61 marks in the said paper.
Whereas, appearing on behalf of the respondent University and Director, Board of Exams, Advocate Rajendra Anbhute sought to take instructions from the moderator and then file an affidavit.
When the Court asked about the actual marks obtained by the petitioner, Adv Anbhute submitted that on a re-calculation of marks, petitioner is at best entitled to 43 marks and not 61 marks as claimed by him.
Finally, the bench observed-
"Considering the rival submissions, we direct Respondent Nos.1 and 2 to re-calculate the marks awarded to the Petitioner in the 'Administrative Law' Paper without in any manner reevaluating the answers given by the Petitioner. Let the above exercise be completed and result thereof be placed before the Court on the next date."
The next date of hearing is July 16, 2020.
Case Number: Writ Petition-LD-VC No.171 of 2020 Case Name: Varad S Kolhe Vs. Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityCoram: Ujjal Bhuyan and NR Borkar JJCounsel: Sr. Adv AV Anturkar, Adv Ranjit Shinde and Adv Ajinkya Udane for the petitioner and Adv Rajendra Anbhute for the respondents.
Case Number: Writ Petition-LD-VC No.171 of 2020
Case Name: Varad S Kolhe Vs. Savitribai Phule Pune University
Coram: Ujjal Bhuyan and NR Borkar JJ
Counsel: Sr. Adv AV Anturkar, Adv Ranjit Shinde and Adv Ajinkya Udane for the petitioner and Adv Rajendra Anbhute for the respondents.
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