New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday announced that it will declare the class 12th compartment results of almost two lakh students on or before October 10, reported news agency PTI. 

During a hearing in the Supreme Court, the CBSE assured everyone that the class 12 compartment results will be declared by October 10 on its official website -- cbse.nic.in. 

The class 12th compartment board exams were started on September 22 and will continue till September 29. The examination are being conducted by the CBSE in a single shift from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.

Meanwhile, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday informed the apex court that its academic calender for undergraduate courses will commence from October 31.

The top court on Tuesday asked the CBSE to declare the class 12th compartment exam results for over 2 lakh students so that they could apply for colleges by the cut-off date.

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, a Supreme Court bench, which included Justices AM Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna, had urged the CBSE and the UGC to devise an arrangement on the issue and work in tandem so that the future of stidents were not put at stake.

The bench further saidthat "these are exceptional times and the authorities should act to help students". 

"Academic career of 2 lakh students cannot be hampered. If the CBSE declares results by end of October, then you can wrap up admissions by first week of November," the top court had said, asking the UGC to hold the academic calendar till September 24.

"Let CBSE inform us and then you both coordinate. Two lakh students -- is not a small number... You need to work in tandem with CBSE," the top court had observed.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma