Mumbai, Jun 23: The 'best of five' system proposed by the Maharashtra education board in connection with the admissions into Class 11 was set aside by the Bombay High Court on Wednesday, Jun 23.
The 'best of five' system was proposed for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board students. As per the rule marks obtained in five out of the six subjects would be considered for Class XI admissions. One subject in which the student has done worst would be left out from consideration.
This rule was mooted by the state education board as it found the evaluation of papers by ICSE and CBSE boards was more liberal putting the SSC students at a disadvantage.
However, some parents challenged this rule citing that it discriminated against the students studying under the boards other than SSC.
The High Court which ruled against the best of five system also observed that the rule did discriminate against the ICSE and CBSE board students.
The court also ordered the immediate commencement of the online admission process for Class XI.