Court can’t interfere to postpone exam for few
How to interfere at the last stage of the examination when the schedule was fixed much earlier? The High Court asked 19 students who approached the Court to postpone exams of third semester PG courses of the Calicut University when they were scheduled for November last year. The petitioners had many grievances, including insufficient number of classes due to delay in completing semesters.
The court considered the matter in detail and held that merely because a fraction of students moved the Court with a prayer to reschedule the examinations, it cannot be reason for the court to intervene.
The students were well aware that exams were scheduled from a particular date as per the calendar fixed. So if they were really aggrieved, consequent to not following the course duration period in compliance with the rules, the students could have approached the Court sufficiently early, the Judge said. 5000 students are preparing for the examinations and merely 19 approached the Court which shall not be reason to interfere, the Court ruled.
Unlike yesteryears, the students have to compete globally for higher studies and employment and therefore a duty is cast upon all who are associated to cooperate in the academic matters with the significant object of protecting the interest of students and thereby the interest of the nation, the Court observed.