450 DU student not allowed to write exams due to short attendance

Student groups protest detention, say fewer classes took place during the teachers’ appointment period and faculty did not allow medical certificates.
Students complain that every year, many students are not allowed to take exams, and the faculty should take serious note of the issue.(HT/File Photo)
Students complain that every year, many students are not allowed to take exams, and the faculty should take serious note of the issue.(HT/File Photo)
Published on May 09, 2018 11:50 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

As many as 450 students of Delhi University’s Law Faculty will not be allowed to write exams due to attendance shortage, according to a notice issued by the varsity. 

The students detained (not allowed to appear in the exam) belongs to the Law Centre 1 and Law Centre 2 (under the Faculty of Law) studying in various terms, the notice said.

All India Students’ Association’s Delhi University president Kawalpreet Kaur, who is also a student of Law Faculty, said, “The attendance have been given in an arbitrary manner.”

“In January and February very few classes took place and only in March, classes took place properly. Permanent recruitment happened and many teachers were changing. There was lot of confusion. It is not right to put the blame entirely on students,” she said.

“This is the case every year, many students get detained. This is a serious issue which the faculty has to address,” she said. 

The ABVP on Wednesday staged a protest at the Campus Law Centre in front of the Dean’s office against the detention. “Why did the faculty not put the attendance till April on the notice board? Why didn’t the Faculty of Law permit medical certificates as a relaxation in attendance?,” the ABVP said in a statement.

“During the permanent appointment of teachers in January, classes could not take place. How was it managed while calculating the final attendance?,” it said.

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