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Delhi HC notices UGC on UGC-NET exam 2012 issue

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HC Notice To UGC on NET 2012 issue
The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the University Grants Commission (UGC) on a PIL filed by two students that wrong evaluation of UGC-Net Examinations held in December 2012 led to lowering of their marks and denial of UGC-NET qualification to them.

Candidates in Nagpur had told that, the reason is a footnote in a recent notification of UGC during declaration of their NET results. Neha Babde Gadekar is a contributory lecturer at the law department of Nagpur University (NU) said the UGC had mentioned that it will destroy the answer sheets within 30 days of results after declared.

Justice GS Sistani issued notices to UGC and asked them to file their reply within four weeks and fixed July 12 as the next date of hearing.

The petition, filed by Shruti Jain and Amandeep Kaur through their advocate Ashok Agarwal, said that answer key of English Paper-II wrongly acknowledged option An instead of option B as the correct answer to question number 29.

According to the students, the correct answer is option B, which is backed by assertions of senior professors from several Universities and over a dozen books and web-sources.

'The action on the part of the UGC in denying UGC-NET qualification to the petitioners is illegal, unjustified, arbitrary, discriminatory, unreasonable, unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India,' Mr Agarwal contended.

Both the petitioners who hail from Tehsil Malout District Muktsar-Punjab contended that the UGC should conduct a re-evaluation and allow them a chance to qualify the examination.

To know more about the issue caused in 2012 click on Complaint Filed on UGC NET 2012.

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