JEE Advanced 2021: Students Studying in Iits Will Not Be Able to Give JEE Advanced, Supreme Court Has Decided

JEE Advanced 2021: The exam schedule for JEE Advanced 2021 will be held on 3 October 2021. The SC has upheld the validity of the condition that students joining IITs cannot appear for the exam.


The Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Advanced is scheduled to be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur on October 3, 2021. Another matter related to the examination was heard on Friday. The Supreme Court has upheld the validity of the condition that students who have already joined IITs cannot appear in the examination. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Justice S. A bench of Ravindra Bhat, and Justice Bela M. Trivedi gave this verdict.  

On Friday, the bench heard the matter and after a unanimous decision quashed the decision of the Calcutta High Court, in which the condition of not allowing students studying in IITs to appear in JEE Advanced was arbitrary and discriminatory in nature. Was.

This was the whole matter

after a petition was filed in the Calcutta High Court after a student’s application for JEE Advanced 2021 was rejected. The basis for this rejection was that the student had already secured admission to IIT Kharagpur in 2020. This position is mentioned in Criterion 5 of JEE Advanced 2021 Information Brochure. The Calcutta High Court had held that there is no bar on a non-IIT student from appearing in the examination but an IIT student is barred from appearing for the examination. Such a situation was clearly discriminatory as the students were not getting fair and equal opportunities.

What did the Supreme Court say?

Setting aside the High Court’s decision, the Supreme Court held that the criterion was valid and justified as it aims to ‘preserve the valuable public resource of IIT seats’. Because of this, the whole idea behind classifying IITs and non-IITs is also valid and necessary. It further said that all academic matters should be left to the subject experts and the interference of the legal world should be minimized in every possible way.

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