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After Greater Noida private universities, AKTU to also debar those with poor attendance

AKTU-affiliated colleges will withhold admit cards of students with poor attendance

noida Updated: May 09, 2017 17:43 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
Greater Noida,AKTU,Sharda University
Recently, Sharda and Galgotia University too had withheld admit cards of students with low attendance. (Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

After two private universities in Greater Noida withheld admit cards of students with poor attendance, Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) is also planning to tighten the noose on absentees ahead of its semester examinations.

The university administration, based in Lucknow, has asked all affiliated institutes to upload a list of students with less than 75% attendance on the university’s website by May 6. The university will organise its semester exams from May 12 and colleges will provide admit cards to students on May 10.

The university administration has decided not to give admit cards to students with less than the compulsory 75% attendance.

“We are waiting for institutes to send their lists by Saturday evening, after which we will compile the list of students who will be debarred from appearing in the semester exams to begin from May 12. Till now, we have received names of 150 students who have attendance below the minimum required in institutes of Greater Noida,” said JP Pandey, exam controller, AKTU.

Students whose attendance falls between 60% and 75% due to medical reasons will be allowed to appear in the exams.

“In such cases, the director of the institute will have the authority to allot admit cards to students with attendance less than 75% if they are able to produce a medical prescription. However, under no circumstance will any student with attendance under 60% be allowed to appear in exams,” said Pandey.

The recent order from AKTU administration comes after Sharda University and Galgotia University too did not allow students with less attendance to appear in semester exams. Students had created a ruckus in both the universities when they were denied admit cards.

Exams are underway in Sharda University and Galgotia University will start its semester exams from May 12. While Sharda University allowed students to appear in exams after they signed an undertaking, Galgotia University is still adamant on not allowing absentees to appear in the exams.

“It is unfair on the part of the university administration to debar us from appearing in exams. Many of us had genuine medical issues and family problems due to which we could not meet the attendance requirement,” said Rahul (name changed), a student of computer science at Galgotia University.

First Published: May 05, 2017 23:45 IST