Student blocking IIT seat cannot take JEE

Student blocking IIT seat cannot take JEE

A student's failure to join IIT after clearing its entrance test and blocking a seat after duly paying the admission registration fee for it renders him ineligible to take another entrance test next year as it leads to a colossal wastage of the institutes's financial and other resources, the Delhi High Court has ruled.

Justice Hima Kohli gave the ruling, dismissing the plea of Prateek Rohilla, who had blocked a five-year, MTech course seat in Engineering Design at IIT Madras by duly paying the admission registration fees of Rs 20,000 after clearing the IIT's Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) in 2011.

After blocking the seat, Rohilla never joined the Institute and wanted, instead, to take another IIT JEE in 2012 to better his result for a course of his choice. He had come to the high court challenging the IIT-Delhi decision to debar him from taking that 2012 IIT JEE.

Any course at Indian Institute of Technology is extremely prestigious and every seat is precious and cannot be permitted to be wasted in such a
manner.

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