Maharashtra FYJC CET 2021: The Bombay Excessive Court docket has cancelled the Class 11 or First 12 months Junior School (FYJC) admission check, the non-compulsory entrance examination launched by the Maharashtra authorities after cancellation of Class 10 or SSC board exams. The Excessive Court docket mentioned it was a “gross injustice” and can be a risk to the lives of scholars, within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The court docket had additionally directed the state authorities to begin Class 11 admissions contemplating college students’ Class 10 marks and inside assessments and full the admission course of inside six weeks.
Maharashtra College Schooling Minister Varsha Gaikwad mentioned the authorities will take acceptable motion after learning the Bombay Excessive Court docket order.
“The CET resolution was taken to minimise the academic lack of college students. Final 12 months, college students had suffered an academic loss. We’ll examine the Bombay excessive court docket”s resolution and take motion accordingly,” Ms Gaikwad advised reporters.
“The state training division already has a database of some 12 lakh college students who’re eligible for admission (to class 11). The web admission course of is applied solely in main cities like Mumbai and Pune,” the minister mentioned.
The court docket mentioned it could have taken suo motu (by itself) discover on this regard, even when a petition difficult the examination was not filed.
“The state authorities doesn’t have the facility underneath regulation to problem such a notification and this court docket can intervene in an excessive case of gross injustice, reminiscent of this,” a division bench of Justices RD Dhanuka and RI Chagla mentioned.
“If the CET is allowed to be held, then numerous college students can be uncovered and would face a risk to life. This could have a cascading impact,” the bench mentioned in its order.
The Maharashtra authorities was additionally contemplating a CET for admission to non-professional programs, and a ultimate resolution was to be made after Class 12 or HSC outcomes. Nevertheless, Increased and Technical Schooling Minister Uday Samant just lately mentioned there will probably be no such entrance examination.
The FYJC CET was non-compulsory for Class 11 however those that took it could have been given choice in admissions. The leftover seats have been to be crammed primarily based on Class 10 marks.
A petition difficult the choice was filed by Ananya Patki, a scholar of Mumbai’s IES Orion College, affiliated to the CISCE board, and intervention pleas filed by 4 IGCSE college students.
In a earlier listening to, the HC bench had requested the state authorities to contemplate forming an skilled panel, composed of members from totally different training boards, to set the examination syllabus.
The bench had mentioned the state authorities can not select the syllabus for all college students who had not handed out from the state board, and urged that the federal government let particular person boards resolve their respective syllabus.
The state authorities’s counsel Poornima Kantharia had advised the court docket that allowing totally different boards to resolve their very own syllabus won’t be doable, and added that aside from the ICSE and CBSE boards, the Worldwide Baccalaureate (IB) board too needed to be impleaded as a celebration.
“All these totally different boards will need their very own syllabus to be included (within the CET). It will result in full chaos,” Mr Kantharia had advised the court docket.