Parents of as many as 50 students from different classes Nawab Jassa Singh Ahaluwalia Government College who were denied roll numbers have alleged "discrimination" by college authorities and threatened legal action.
Refuting allegation of playing with the career of students by not issuing them roll numbers for appearing in the annual exams scheduled to start from March 17, officiating principal of Nawab Jassa Singh Ahaluwalia Government College, Jaswant Singh Begowal, maintained that students were denied roll numbers as per university guidelines.
After students were denied roll numbers, their parents protested and alleging discrimination by college authorities. "All the students have cleared all their financial dues, how can they refuse to issue roll numbers at this critical point when exams are starting from Saturday," said one of the parents of the affected student.
Parents also threatened to take a legal course if the college failed to issue roll numbers to the students.
Denying allegations, Begowal said: "Nearly 50 students are being detained on two grounds only, either they failed to secure required 25% marks in house examination or they lacked the required attendance.
Moreover, we have given sufficient relaxation to them before finalising the detained list," he said.
"Some of these students did not even remember about their appearance in house examinations. We showed their performance to their parents also," he revealed adding that, "what we have done, is as per university guidelines and such actions are inevitable to ensure quality of education in colleges."