DELHI HIGH COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF A STUDENT WHO WAS DETAINED FOR HAVING INADEQUATE ATTENDANCE IN SPITE OF BEING ALLOWED TO APPEAR FOR EXAMINATIONS

High Court of Delhi rules in favour of the student who was detained for not having adequate attendance despite being allowed to appear in her exams. The petitioner argued that she had made multiple attempts to enquire if she was eligible to sit for the examinations. She further drew court’s attention to clause 9.2 of the Ordinance where the list of students not eligible to write the examinations must be informed about the same atleast 5 days before the exam.
The court ruled in favour of the petitioner observing,
“This is so as the said stipulation of giving 5 calendar days advance notice to the students before start of examination informing them
that they are not eligible to appear in the semester examination is a stipulation for the benefit of the students. It brings certainty to the procedure for stopping a student from sitting in an examination on the grounds of shortage of attendance. It is manifest from the events that have been stated above that the respondent failed to comply with the said
provision of Clause 9.2 of the Ordinance in question.”
The court further stated that before releasing the results of the respondents can arrange classes for the petitioner to make up for the classes she missed.

Alisha Gupta v. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
WP(C) 1994/2018

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