Normalisation of Board Scores for JEE 2013 is caught in legal tangles

Normalisation of board scores for JEE 2013 is caught in legal tangles

Human resource development ministry is now in legal knots with three high court cases and the Ministry was told also that it may face legal issues over JEE 2013.

Joint Secretary ( school education ) Apurva Chandra in his report was the first to sound the alarm in Dec, 2012. Chandra and the CBSE chairman had also visited global testing researcher Australian Council of Educational Research ( ACER ) on the feasibility of normalising marks.

Chandra stated that “scaling of Board marks at class XII needs very careful examination by experts”.

Apart from legal issues, parents and students have also started complaining on the normalisation issue. HRD Minister Pallam Raju said he has been getting complaints on the process.

The HRD ministry has called a meeting today with chairman JEE, CBSE chairman and secretary ( higher education ) among others, to address the issue.

The Supreme Court though declined to intervene with the “normalisation” policy, agreed last week to hear the plea of a group of parents of engineering aspirants and sought Centre‚Äôs response.