Low attendance is a common problem in every Delhi University college.Though most of the times students are not being able to maintain 67% attendance as required by the university rules to appear for exams,colleges are lenient enough to issue admit cards and allow the student to sit fr exams.
However,Delhi University’s Vivekananda College¬†has debarred 79 students this time from sitting in semester exams due to lack of attendance.The college has shown no leniency this time around.
Hina Nandrajog,officiating principal of the college told Times of India “that students of first year are required to have at least 40% attendance and there should be 55% attendance for second year students.Anyone who fell below the prescribed numbers was disallowed from sitting for the exam.”
Though she clearly forgot that according to university rules the required attendance is 67% and not 40% or 55%.
“These are part of the university’s directives which colleges have a prerogative to adhere to. There is no reason for the students to not attend the college unless if this some family reason behind it,” she said.
“We even invite parents to come to the college and discuss the reason for low attendance but many parents are unaware of this,” she told Times of India.
The incident has got students angry with most of the debarred students highlighting the fact that why such directives weren’t issued in the first place.They give admit cards to everyone every year and this time why such a strict reaction.
Though the college isn’t legally wrong its part but surely its time students start taking attendance seriously in Delhi University.