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No hall tickets for 350 law students

More than 350 law students pursuing post graduate LLM degree found themselves without hall tickets on Thursday for their exams that begin on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Nov 05, 2010 01:28 IST
HT Correspondent

More than 350 law students pursuing post graduate LLM degree found themselves without hall tickets on Thursday for their exams that begin on Monday.

The two-year LLM course is conducted at the Mumbai University campus in Fort and several students from the first and third semester were denied hall tickets because of shortage of attendance.

University rules prescribe a minimum of 75 % attendance for students. “Most of the students have less than 75 % attendance. We are all working professionals. Several times there would be no lecturers and we would leave class,” said Baliram Kamle, a student from the third semester.

All the students had gathered at the Fort campus on Thursday to meet the head of department, Suresh Mane. Most of these students work with law firms or assist advocates.

"I have got 74 % attendance and still I am being denied a hall ticket. I am being penalised for 1%. This is the first time that they have become so stringent about this," said 25-year-old Sandeep Sawalkar, a first semester student.

Vilas Shinde, controller of examinations, Mumbai University, said: “We have sent all the hall tickets to the department. It is up to the department head to distribute it to students.” Suresh Mane, head of the department, was unavailable for comment.