The senate of Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee (IIT-R) on Thursday gave chance for re-admission to 18 students of first year B.Tech, who were expelled after they failed to secure cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5 or more, a prerequisite to clear the semester.
Out of the 18 students, 10 belonged to reserved category. The reserved category students approached the union human resource ministry and sought their intervention. The ministry forwarded a communication to IIT-R, following which, the senate met on Thursday.
The meeting, which lasted for four hours, concluded around 9pm. Registrar Prashant Garg told HT that the senate discussed the issue under ‘any other item’. “ The senate considered matter of 18 expelled students under ‘any other item’. Senate on the mercy appeal (of students) decided to re-admit them all” the registrar said.