Madras HC Grants Permission to Matriculation Schools to Conduct Special Classes in Summer

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has consented to the appeal of the Matriculation schools to conduct special classes during summer for class XI and XII students. The permission is granted to conduct special classes insofar as they are useful in preparing the students for the competitive entrance examinations for entry in the medical and engineering colleges. The exams include National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and IIT-Joint Entrance Examination among other similar exams.

The verdict to that effect was given at the end of a hearing of a PIL filed against a circular issued by the Director of Matriculation Schools denying the schools permission to hold classes during summer vacations on April 9th.

The petitioner, V. R. Vijayaraman of Madurai, stated that while the syllabus of the matriculate classes has been revised to match the requirements of the competitive examinations like NEET, IIT-JEE etc., permission to hold extra –classes to cover the syllabus is being denied, making it impossible for students to meet the curricular demands and achieve competitiveness. The petitioner also added that the parents have given their consent for holding the extra classes.

The argument gained edge when it was bolstered by the fact that in case such classes are not held by the schools the students will have to take recourse of the private coaching institutes which will add to the financial burden for the parents.

Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

Founder & Consultant - School Serv

Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.

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