Undoubtedly IIT-JEE is India’s toughest engineering examination and every year almost more than 10 lakh meritorious students appear with the dream to get qualified and study in the most reputed IIT colleges. There are also many candidates who reappear again even after getting the admission in IIT colleges because they are not satisfied with their current engineering stream admitted last year. But in a surprising turn of event, Delhi High Court made a historic decision and said that a student can not be allowed to reappear in the IIT-JEE examination if he has withdrawn after confirming the admission and has left the course midway after paying the registration fee previous year.
Actually there was a plea filed by Mr. Prateek Rohilla, a IIT-JEE 2011 qualified student who was admitted in Dual degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) program in Engineering Design (Automotive Engineering), left the classes after confirming his admission in IIT-Madras and this year he had applied for the IIT-JEE again. But this year IIT-Delhi, responsible for conducting the IIT-JEE examination refused his application on the basis of clause 3.5 of the information brochure of IIT-JEE, 2012. The clause states that ‘Candidates who have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not they continued in any of the programs) or accepted the admission by paying the registration fee at any of the IITs, IT-BHU (Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi or ISM ( Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad are not eligible to appear in IIT-JEE 2012. In 2011, Rahul had applied under the schedule cast category but this year he applied under general category.
However, Delhi High Court dismissed his plea and ordered that a student should not be allowed to reappear in IIT-JEE if he/she withdraws after confirming the admission. The HC further stated that the seat allocated to that student get wasted not only in first year but right up to the time the course is finished. This puts an immense financial pressure on the institute and is unjust for other students vying for a seat as well.