Kerala High Court directs ICAR to conduct fresh PG entrance exam for candidates of state

Published on: Sep 8, 2018 10:36 IST
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The Kerala High Court has directed the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) to cancel the PG entrance exam conducted on August 18 and conduct a fresh exam for the students of Kerala as many of them failed to appear in the examination because of flood situation in the state. The directive was issued by Justice A. Muhammed Mustaque while hearing a writ petition filed by Adarsh K.C. from Kannur and Amal C.T. from Alappuzha. Both of them had applied for the PG programme but couldn't reach the examination centre on August 18 because of unprecedented floods during the time.

While issuing the directive, the High Court observed that the ICAR ought to have taken note of the situation in which students had to appear in the exam. The ICAR apparently could not heed to the request of students for postponement of the exam as it had already been delayed. According to reports, nearly 57 per cent of students had managed to appear of the entrance exam conducted by the ICAR on August 18. Many of the candidates were not in a position to travel from one place to another place due to flood, the worst since 1924, in the state.

Meanwhile, the ICAR has declared the AIEEA results for UG and Ph.D. on official website icar.org.in. But it has not announced the AIEEA PG 2018 re-examination results. ICAR was earlier expected to announce the AIEEE results 2018 on August 30, 2018. But on August 21, the Kerala High Court had stayed the results for three weeks and had issued a notice to ICAR and the Union Government. The AIEEC 2018 re-examinations for Postgraduate (PG) and the Undergraduate (UG) were conducted on August 18 and August 19 respectively at more than 50 centers across the country.

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