A group of debarred students created a ruckus at the Babasaheb Bhimrabo Ambedkar University on Tuesday afternoon, when they stormed the campus and attempted to stall the ongoing semester examination.
The students even managed to snatch the question paper from the examiner and did not let examinees write answers for quite some time.
According to reports, these students had been debarred after they failed their previous semester. However, they alleged that the university decided to debar them from appearing in the examination just two-three days ahead of the exam. “If we were not eligible for the third semester exam, this should have been communicated to us six months before.
The university let us attend classes and now they are denying us from taking the examination. This decision is a bit too harsh,” a debarred student told Hindustan Times.
The situation took an ugly turn when one of the protestors threatened to tear up the question papers, following which university administration rushed to the spot to quell the protest. Sources said police were called in to ensure the smooth conduct of examination.
When contacted, university spokesperson Kamal Jaiswal said, “As per new rules, all students are required to have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4 or more in the previous semester to be eligible for the next semester.
However, 20 students from two-three departments got less than the required CGPA and were held back from taking the examination. The university cannot let failed students appear in the exam.” Jaiswal said all debarred students were told to pass the previous semester in the next six months