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CBSE & ICSE Improvement Examination Schedule Recorded, Petition for Fee Refund Dismissed: SC

Supreme Court of India in Association of Private Schools of Uttar Pradesh and Anr. V. Union of India & Others – while hearing a writ petition filed by the Association of Private Schools of Uttar Pradesh, allayed the apprehension of students and recorded in its order, the schedule for conducting exams for Improvement/Compartment/Private/Patrachar students of Class XII and Class X, as submitted by the respondents Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (I.C.S.E.), in the separately filed affidavits.

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Centre Informs Supreme Court that it is Agreeable to Induction of Women in NDA

In a landmark move, the Center informed the Supreme Court on the induction of women into the Indian Armed Forces through the National Defense Academy (NDA). It, however, sought exemption for the current year NDA admissions as the examinations were soon approaching on the 24th of November and also requested permission for carrying out infrastructural changes.

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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 Grants Relief to Medical Post-Doctoral Candidate Unable to Submit Passing Certificate Before the Deadline as Covid-19 Delayed His Exams

Supreme Court in All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Vs. U. Asha & Ors. — Special Leave to Appeal (C) No(s). 12338/2021, directed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, to allow a Final Year MD student and doctor to participate in the counselling for Post-Doctoral Course and admit him in the vacant seat available. The student could not acquire the certificate of passing the MD exams as the exams were delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The court noted that this direction is in light of peculiar facts of the case and the same shall not be treated as the precedent. 

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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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Schools Permitted to Initiate Necessary Action for Recovering Pending Fees: SC

The Supreme Court of India in Progressive Schools Association vs. The State of Rajasthan & Anr. –Civil Appeal No 1736/2021, issued a clarification on its earlier judgment dated 03.05.2021 and permitted the schools to initiate necessary action against students who failed to pay the installments as enumerated in the judgment. The court additionally reiterated that any such recovery procedure should be done in strict adherence to the law.

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea Seeking Postponement of CLAT 2021

20th July 2021, the Supreme Court in Prateek Phagiwala & Anr. vs Consortium of National Law Universities & Ors. [WP(C) no. 728 of 2021] and Justice for All vs Consortium of National Law Universities [WP(C) no. 780 of 2021] dismissed the petitioners’ plea for postponement of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – 2021, holding that it is improper to “postpone the examination at this stage” as the examination is slated to be held shortly, i.e., on 23rd July 2021.

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Supreme Court Restores CIT Order Cancelling Registration of Trust for Receiving Bogus Donations

Supreme Court in Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions), Kolkata vs Batanagar Education and Research Trust – CA no. 4451 of 2021 – set aside the Calcutta High Court judgment dated 9th October 2018 and restored the order dated 25th June 2016 passed by the Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemption) (CIT) cancelling the registration of the respondent Trust for receiving bogus donations.

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