The Madras High Court giving response to a PIL has quashed the process of taking Joint Entrance Test for the Admission to various IITs in the concerned state’s Regional Languages. The HC has ruled out any possibility of conducting the most prestigious IIT JEE exam in a regional language. The Petitioner had filed the Petitions contending that IIT JEE is conducted in two languages – Hindi and English.
That’s why the petitioner sought the inclusion of regional language of the particular state so that all the examinees must stand on the equal footing.
But the High Court rejected this plea saying that the selected candidates had to study the subjects of science and therefore the medium of instruction is English.
Therefore it is imperative for this exam to be held in both the languages. Otherwise the students will have to face a critical situation in the class-room due to poor knowledge of English.
The petitioner had also given the plea that there are many National Level Recruitment and Competitive Exams with the special mention of those exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission, Railway Recruitment Board etc in which the students have the facility to to take in their Regional languages.
There has been a mixed response to this verdict. Most of the people have welcomed this move whereas those who don’t come from good English medium background have felt dejected.