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College complains to governor after varsity admits errant students

mumbai Updated: Apr 09, 2011 01:32 IST
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The Mumbai University on Friday admitted 52 second-year B.Com students of Chinai College of Economics and Commerce who were debarred from taking their exam due to shortage of attendance, to the Institute of Distance Education and Open Learning (IDOL).

Chinai College, which had refused to issue hall tickets to the defaulting students, is irked by the varsity’s move.

It has sent a letter to Governor K Sankaranarayanan, the chancellor of universities, seeking action against university officials for allowing students who were debarred because of lack of attendance to take the exam.

“There are around 52 students in SYB.Com from the college who have sought admissions under the distance education. We have admitted all of them. They will now appear for the IDOL’s exam on April 11. However, we are yet to take a decision on the 15 first-year students from the college as IDOL’s exam for first-year B.Com exam is over,” said a university official.

Meanwhile, the college management in its letter alleged that university officials threatened to take action against the college for complying with the rule of mandatory 75% attendance. The letter also claims that the report submitted by the joint director is false and that the college management was shocked to learn that the defaulting students were given hall tickets by the university’s controller of examination.

A university official, however, said that the university is yet to receive any communication from the governor’s office.