New Delhi, June 30 : The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a petition challenging to give extra marks to all the aspirants who had appeared for the IIT-Joint Entrance examination(Advanced) this year.
The extra marks were awarded in the wake of a printing mistake in a Hindi language paper.
A vacation bench chaired by Justice Abhey Manohar Sapre and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul issued a notice to the Human Resource Development Ministry in which it refused to interfere with the counselling that commenced on Friday.
The court also issued notice to IIT Madras which had organised the exam for 2017 asking why seven additional extra marks were granted to those who did not even attempted the question.
Senior counsel Sushma Suri, appearing for the students, who were likely to be adversely affected by the decision, urged the court to say that all admissions would be subject to the outcome of the plea before the court.
The apex court will next hearing on July 7.
All the aspirant across the board were rewarded seven marks — three for chemistry and four for mathematics.