The delay in the publishing result may put the WBJEE Board in jeopardy and the whole process of selecting successful medical aspirants may be cancelled if the matter was brought to the notice of the Apex Court.
Considering the issues which are of great importance, a city doctor has written to the state higher education minister Partha Chatterjee seeking his intervention in this regard. Dr AK Maity on Tuesday urged Chatterjee to look into the matter so that the result of medical entrance examination is published as per the directives of the Supreme Court.
It may be mentioned that the Supreme Court directed that the result of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), a national level medical entrance examination must be published within August 17, but in case of the state level entrance examination there was no mention of the timing of publishing result in the ordinance brought by the Centre partially overturning the Supreme Court
ruling that a single medical entrance NEET would be conducted throughout the country.
As various states were not prepared for the NEET, the Centre brought ordinance allowing various states to conduct their own medical entrance examination for this year. But from the next year NEET would be conducted throughout the country.
As there was no mention of the timing of the publication of the result it was understood the WBJEE Board would publish the result within August 17. Till previous years, all the states had to publish the result of their medical entrance examination within June 5 as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court.
The Apex court had instructed that all results of all the medical entrance examinations must be published within June 5.
But the confusion has been created among many, as the WBJEE Board has decided to publish result between August 21-27, which is in violation of the Supreme Court order, as it was mentioned in the letter to the state Higher Education Minister. If the Apex Court cancels the process of admission the students would be in trouble, Dr Maity said.
In his letter he also urged that the WBJEE must publish a preliminary answer key so that the examinees can give a feedback. This will help the board to rectify the errors if there are any in the answer key.
Then on the basis of the corrected answer key, the students Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets should be evaluated. In last three years there were errors in the answer key published by the board.