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Delhi HC Directs NBE to Award Extra Mark to Erroneous Question in December 2020 FMGE

Delhi High Court in Association of MD Physicians vs National Board of Examination directed the respondent, National Board of Examination (NBE) to treat an erroneous question which appeared in the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGE), conducted in December 2020, as deleted and to award an extra mark to candidates who were assessed as having given an incorrect answer to the disputed question.

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Right to Higher Education Not Fundamental Right But Affirmative State Obligation: SC

The Supreme Court of India has held that even though the right to pursue higher (professional) education is not a fundamental right under the Constitution, the Government has an obligation to facilitate access to education, at all levels, while cautioning that the Government should not consider their responsibility as “generosity”.

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SC Upholds Karnataka HC Decision Directing NLSIU to Promote Failed Student as Protocol Overlooked by University

Supreme Court of India, in National Law School of India University Vs Hruday P.B & Anr.1 (S.L. A No. 7367/2021) disposed the petitioner-university’s Special Leave of Appeal and directed it to promote the respondent-student to the 4th year of the 5-year B.A.LL.B. The Court held that the respondent had cleared one project required for his promotion to the next class and the petitioner university had not followed proper protocols in failing the student. 

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Sikkim HC Strikes Down University Provision Disregarding Re-evaluated Marks, Directs University to Award Student Gold Medal

High Court of Sikkim in Neha Sharma Vs Sikkim University & Ors1– W.P. (C) No. 36 of 2019 – declared the last sentence of Clause 10 of the Regulations on Conduct of Examinations of the Sikkim University disregarding re-evaluated marks, to be ultra vires Article 14 of the Constitution of India and directed the respondent university to award the petitioner with a gold medal for having secured the highest marks as per the re-evaluation results in M.A. Sociology in 2017 

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Take Strong Measures to Become a “Ragging Free State”: UGC to States

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has directed states to adopt strong measures to implement the Anti Ragging Regulations and take stringent actions against those flouting the guidelines. The UGC has further instructed states to ensure that concerns pertaining to “Ragging” are addressed in a time-bound manner to make them a “Ragging Free State” with utmost dispatch.

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Webinar – Privacy of Students’ Data and its impact on the Schools

Schools collects variable data from students and hence as data fiduciaries they are required to meet certain stringent obligations with respect to data, keeping in mind that any activity of processing data should respect the privacy of the individual at all times. Schools will have to confirm that transparency, accountability and strict mechanisms and processes are in place so as to adhere to various duties and obligations outlined in the Data Law.

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