In what has come as a relief for around 300 first-year students pursuing various post-graduate courses at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) who were expelled for failing to meet the minimum attendance, the varsity has decided to grant some of them provisional admission to the second semester.
The varsity's decision came after teachers of various departments met the vice chancellor and requested him to review the decision.
The university authorities had barred those students who failed to meet the minimum 75% attendance in the first semester from sitting for the first semester examination and also seeking readmission in the second semester.
"The university authorities have decided that those with at least 50% attendance will be allowed to seek readmission to the second semester but they have to give us an undertaking in writing that they will attend 100% classes in the second semester.
"So that after combining the attendance of both years they are able to meet the minimum 75% attendance required for each semester," said Simi Malhotra, media coordinator of JMI.
The students though will be allowed to take the first semester only after the fourth semester or the end of the course.
Jamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung also warned that, "This is a one time exception and will not be used in future as a precedence."