NEET debacle Bengal students hopeful after Madras HC ruling


first_imgKolkata: Medical aspirants from Bengal who had appeared for the NEET with Bengali as the medium of language and had faced difficulties due to translation errors, are hopeful of getting grace marks following an order passed by the Madras High Court on Tuesday.It has given the order, directing CBSE to give 196 grace marks to all the candidates who had appeared for the examination in Tamil Vernacular, on account of translational errors. The Court has also directed the CBSE to publish a revised ranking in 2 weeks. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe judgment has raised the hopes of the students of Bengal, who had appeared for the nationwide medical entrance examination in their vernacular language. Around 27,000 Bengali medium candidates have fallen victim to the same incident as their Tamil counterparts.Many of these students were anxious about their future, after they were deprived in the examination on the basis of the language they had opted for. It was learnt that therewere around 180 errors in the translation. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAccording to Tuesday’s judgment, all students who sat for NEET in Tamil, will get 196 marks extra out of 720. The Madras High Court’s decision will benefit around 24,000 students and will have ramifications for students across the country as the rankings could be drastically altered.The board will issue a revised ranking list in two weeks and counselling for medical course will be suspended till then.The future of Bengali medium candidates has been hanging in the balance. The students have demanded that the CBSE should conduct re-examination or give grace marks to the candidates who faced inconvenience due to the mistakes in the Bengali version of the NEET question paper. It was alleged that neither the Centre nor the CBSE had taken any initiative in this regard, even after Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to the Union Human Resources Development Ministry, urging them for a re-examination.The candidates in the state had been shattered as they could not properly attempt the questions. Most of the questions were allegedly full of errors or were ambiguous.Many have, however, viewed this as an attempt by the Centre to abolish Bengali language and to ensure that students do not opt for Bengali as the medium of the examination in the future years.last_img