The Class 12 students from Mumbai, thane and Forum for Fairness in Education (FFE) filed a petition against new Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) format.
The Bombay High Court asked the IIT Bombay and Human Resource Department (HRD) ministry to file affidavits by Oct 08, 2012, in response to a petition filed by students that challenges the validity of the new pattern of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE).
The direction of conducting the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) was announced in June, and it will provides admissions to 16 IIT's across the country.
The FFE and the students have challenged the new JEE pattern on grounds that it limits the number of students to be allowed fro the second examination. They have also objected to the rule requiring students to be among the top 20% from their boards fro entry to the IIT's.
On May 28, 2012, the HRD ministry announced a new JEE pattern conducting two examinations, i.e JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The pattern meant that students merit list will be shortlisted for admission to NITs, IIITs, DTU, Delhi and other CFTIs will be prepared by giving 40% weightage (suitably normalised) to class 12 (or equivalent examination) or other qualifying examination marks and 60% to the performance in JEE (Main) Examination.
On Sept 10, 2012, the CBSE officially give a nod to conduct new Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) from 2013. The students have to take the new Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admissions in to IITs, NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities and other central funded technical institutions from April and June 2013.
The Union Ministry of HRD has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the new JEE to the CBSE.