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CBSE to declare class 12 compartment results by October 10

<p class="p1">Ending the speculation about the class 12 student compartment results, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today told the Supreme Court that these will be announced by October 10.</p>
<p class="p1">The University Grant Commission (UGC), which regulates the higher education in the country, informed a Bench led by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna that students will get enough time to apply for college admissions after the results of Class 12 Compartmental Examinations are declared by CBSE on or before October 10.</p>
<p class="p1">The UGC also said that the process for admission to the first year in Bachelor Courses will end by October 31.</p>
<p class="p1">On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had asked the CBSE to declare results of compartment exams of around 2 lakh students as soon as possible, so that they could apply in colleges by the cut-off date.</p>
<p class="p1">The Bench had urged the CBSE and the UGC to devise an arrangement on the issue and work in tandem so that the future of students were not put at stake.</p>
<p class="p1">The observation from the top court came on a plea seeking an extension of college admission deadlines in the backdrop of delayed compartment exams.</p>
<p class="p1">Senior advocate Vivek Tankha, representing petitioners, had submitted before the Bench that the compartment exams will begin on Tuesday and end on September 29, and if the college admissions were over before the results were announced then the students would lose out on the opportunity for the current academic year.</p>
<p class="p1">The Bench asked the UGC that this being a peculiar situation, could it explore making some room for students taking the compartment exam.</p>
<p class="p1">"Academic career of 2 lakh students cannot be hampered. If the CBSE declares results by end of October, then you can wrap up admissions by first week of November," the Bench had noted.</p>
<p class="p1">The counsel appearing for the UGC submitted that the academic calendar has been finalized and the admissions would conclude by the end of October.</p>
<p class="p1">The bench asked the UGC to hold the academic calendar till September 24. "Let CBSE inform us and then you both coordinate. Two lakh students… is not a small number… You need to work in tandem with CBSE," the Bench told the UGC counsel.</p>
<p class="p1">The CBSE counsel contended before the bench that the compartment papers would have to be checked in 16 regional centres, therefore it could take nearly 4 weeks to declare the results.</p>
<p class="p1">In view of the submissions made by the CBSE and the UGC, the top court disposed of the matter.</p>
<p class="p1">(with agency inputs)</p>.