Admissions to IIT not found due to a wrong click
Ranchi: An 18-year-old student admitted to IIT Mumbai's Electrical Engineering course missed out only because he 'unknowingly' clicked on a 'wrong' link which was related to being out of the process. After this, student Siddhant Batra of Agra has approached the Supreme Court.
student has requested the court to instruct the IIT regarding granting him admission. Earlier, the IIT had denied any interference at this stage as the seats were full and rules were required to be followed. The institute said that Batra can apply again in JEE (Advance) next year.
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Batra claimed in her petition that she had inadvertently clicked an incorrect link which was related to leaving her seat. According to the petition, Batra's motive was to secure the seat to gain entry.
On November 23, Batra's petition was dismissed by a bench of the Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice GS Kulkarni. In the petition filed in the Supreme Court, Batra has requested the IITs to consider it on humanitarian grounds. Also requested to increase one seat.