New Delhi: Supreme Court has finally given nod to joint entrance examination for getting admission to BEd course in Uttar Pradesh.

A bench comprising Justice RV Ravindra and Justice AK Patnaik on Friday pronounced the decision in this connection.

For the academic session 2011-12, the BEd joint entrance examination (BEd-JEE) would now be held on June 2 and the results of the same would be announced on July 5.

BEd colleges in their petition had also presented the unanimously agreed schedule of the entrance exam before the bench. The bench was informed about the meeting called on March 8 by the state government following the court’s order on February 11.

The Supreme Court approved the exam schedule after making few changes.

The first phase of counselling of the candidates qualifying the examination would be held from July 14 to July 27 and the admissions for the same would have to complete by July 31. The second round of the B.Ed counselling would take place between August 3 and August 14.

“After the second phase of counselling, the colleges within one week would give detail to the state government about the number of seats allotted to the candidates and the admissions done on those seats,” said the bench, adding “the state government would then provide students to the colleges to fill up the vacant seats within a week.”

In case the government fails to provide students, the colleges would be free to take admission on the merit basis, the court said.

The Apex Court, however, has not yet given its approval on the state government’s joint entrance exam programme for 2012-13.

Meanwhile, few students have filed a plea for completing the academic session of 2009-10 and have requested the court to allow them to take the final examination.

The bench has asked them to submit a memorandum to the state government in this regard.