New Delhi: On September 24, the CBSE informed the Supreme Court that it will declare the results of Class 12 compartment exams on or before October 10.

According to reports, a bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar was also informed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that it will commence the academic calendar for undergraduate courses from October 31. It added that by that time the results of almost two lakhs students who appeared for the retest will be out.

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The statements of the CBSE and the UGC assume significance in view of the earlier observation of the bench that they should work in tandem to ensure that the academic year of students, appearing in the compartment exams of 12th class, was not wasted.

It had said that the CBSE should declare the results of compartment examination expeditiously and the UGC ensure that students get admission in colleges.

Referring to COVID-19 pandemic, the top court had said that these are exceptional times and the authorities should act to help students.

The bench then disposed of the plea filed by one Anika Samvedi seeking a direction to ensure that the academic year of students of Class 12, appearing in compartment exams, shouldn't go waste.