The Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday asked the IIT Roorkee to allow 73 students to appear in the ongoing semester exams, providing interim relief to the petitioners who were expelled for poor performance.
In its order, the single-judge bench of Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia also sought a reply from the premier institute’s authorities on the matter, said Arvind Vashishtha, the counsel of the students.
On June 15, the institute had expelled 73 students including more than 62 students from various BTech programmes saying they had earned less than the required points on the CGPA scale.
In July, the students had filed a mercy petition for re-admission which rejected by the senate, apex body of the institute.
The lawyer said the petition in the high court was filed by 47 expelled students on Tuesday.
"Though there are a total 47 (expelled) students who had filed the petition before the court but relief after the verdict from the court would go in favour of all 73 students,” Vashishtha added.
IIT authorities, however, did not respond to the emails seeking their response.