551 Mithibai college students to lose a yr for low attendance

Over 500 undergraduate college students from Mithibai School are set to lose a full tutorial yr for lack of attendance after the Supreme Courtroom on Friday dismissed two Particular Depart Petitions filed by them in opposition to the school.

The petitions had been filed primarily based on a June 26 order of the Bombay Excessive Courtroom which famous that the school had relaxed guidelines prior to now and college students with attendance as little as 59 per cent had been allowed to look for examinations.

The necessary attendance is 60 per cent.
Nevertheless, the HC had dismissed one other petition on the identical concern on March 12 filed by 107 college students observing that the courtroom couldn’t compromise with the attendance self-discipline. Following this, the scholars had approached the Supreme Courtroom with a Particular Depart Petition.

A bench of justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna, in a digital listening to, dismissed each the petitions on Friday.

The faculty administration argued that after the semester ended, it had knowledgeable the scholars that the general attendance requirement was being diminished to 60 per cent from the sooner 75 per cent. Represented by senior advocate Milind Sathe, who was assisted by advocate Gaurav Shrivastav, the school mentioned that now they had been being anticipated to cut back the attendance requirement even additional to 50 per cent.

The faculty additionally refuted the submission that college students with 59 per cent had been allowed to look prior to now, clarifying that their marks had been rounded as much as 60 per cent. And in some case, absence of some college students was justified as they needed to seem for his or her ATKT exams.

Additionally they mentioned that what the scholars had been demanding would set a mistaken priority.

The faculty, which is an autonomous establishment, had debarred 551 senior faculty college students from the Arts, Commerce, Science and selffinancing programs. They had been to look for the second, fourth and sixth semester examinations.

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