New Delhi: The Supreme Court directed the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Gorakhpur on Tuesday to conduct the exams for 11 students of first-year whose attendance was low owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench, headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao, passed this direction to the AIIMS Gorakhpur. According to Justice Rao, this decision should not be taken as an example.
Earlier, eleven AIIMS Gorakhpur students had moved the apex court seeking its direction to allow them to sit for the first-year examinations, reported news agency ANI.
The students filed the petition under Article 32 of the Indian Constitution and sought appropriate directions from the concerned authorities.
It may be recalled that the AIIMS Gorakhpur had denied permission to 11 students to sit for the first-year examinations on account of low attendance.