Admissions in IIT-JEE’s and NIT’s Halted by Supreme Court, Over Bonus Marks Scheme


Two students who sought the court’s direction to IIT-Madras to revise the list of successful students without giving them bonus marks filed a petition. This petition filed by two students will affect the career of thousand students as The Supreme court on Friday put holds on admissions to most of the country’s engineering colleges, including Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

The petitioners who cleared the exam said that, their ranking in merit list was hit by bonus marks given to all and they would not get admission in colleges of their choice.Petitioner also claimed that bonus marks should have been given only to those who attempted the questions as against the decision to give it to all.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dipak Misra asked the High Courts to not to entertain any writ petition related to counselling and admissions to the IITs from today onwards.

According to Press Trust of India, the Supreme Court also sought details of the petitions pending before the High Courts across the country and the number of petitions challenging the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2017 rank list, and awarding of additional marks to all candidates who had appeared in the test which was held for admissions to IITs and NITs.

The bench listed the matter for further hearing on July 10.

The IIT-Madras conducted the entrance exam this year for admissions to the IITs, National Institute of Technology and other colleges. Freezing the admission and the counselling process , the court said, “If granting bonus marks is a problem, it has to be solved by us at the earliest.”