High Court directive to CBSE schools
They should furnish the particulars of students they have admitted to Standard XI They should furnish the particulars of students admitted to Standard XI
The Madras High Court on Monday directed all Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools in Tamil Nadu to furnish, in two weeks, the particulars of students they admitted to Standard XI.
The directive was given by the First Bench of Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice P. Jyothimani on a public interest litigation petition against `weeding out' of Standard X students by their own schools while granting admission to Standard XI.
The petition, filed by educationist S. Anandalakshmy, highlighted the practice of CBSE schools arbitrarily fixing cut-off marks to weed out their Standard X students.
The Bench also directed the CBSE to ensure that all of its schools in Tamil Nadu complied with the court's directive, issued on April 27, that issuing transfer certificates to Standard X students within the same school and readmitting them to Standard XI was against the rules.
Concurring with a set of guidelines furnished in court by Assistant Solicitor-General P. Wilson, the Bench held that students from other school could be considered for admission after accommodating students of the same school.
Schools should conduct no admission test for their own students, and no school should prescribe any cut-off marks for admission to Standard XI or for allotment of subjects.
All CBSE schools in the State should comply with these guidelines. The five Chennai-based schools that had been arraigned as respondents in the petition should file all particulars about Standard XI admissions before June 8.
Dr. Anandalakshmy said the practice was the manifestation of rampant commercialisation of education and an anti-thesis of what the CBSE proclaimed and repeatedly emphasised.
The Board said the CBSE schools would violate rules if they treated their own Standard X students as fresh candidates for admission to Standard XI and issued transfer certificates before "re-admitting" them to Standard XI.
Note - This is the exact legal position as decided by our High Court, Chennai and this is the paper report of- THE HINDU- dated 5th June 2007, Hence parents can take up the issue with the CBSE if you are aggrieved --RPF