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Delhi HC Grants Relief to Student Who Was Detained for Shortage Of Attendance Despite Being Allowed To Sit For Exams

Lawstreet Journal 19 Jun 2020 1:08am

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A student of GGSIP University who was detained for shortage of attendance despite being allowed to appear for the exams and attend classes for the next semester was granted relief by the Delhi High Court. 

The Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted while quashing the order that the University completely failed to comply with the statutory requirement of announcing the names of the students who were not eligible to appear in the semester exam at least 5 calendar days before the start of the examination.

The Petitioner was informed that she was detained in end term examination due to shortage of attendance by an order dated January 30, 2018, which the Petitioner had challenged in the present case.

The Petitioner had called that order illegal and arbitrary as she was both allowed to sit for the V semester exams and get attendance for the VI semester. She never received any information from the University, despite making multiple representations, about whether they were eligible to sit for the V semester exams in the first place.

The Petitioner relied upon Clause 9.2 of the Ordinance which stated that the Dean of the School/ Director/ Principal shall announce the names of all the candidates who were not allowed to sit for the term-end examination at least 5 days before the exam starts and simultaneously inform to the Controller of the examination.

While calling the allegation of non-display of notice about the aggregate of attendance an afterthought, the University argued that the parents were sent individual letters by… Continue Reading...

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