In a major relief to 45 students of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle (West), the Bombay High Court allowed them to sit for additional exams in May. They were not allowed to appear for exams due to shortage of attendance, earlier this year.
“At this stage, by keeping all points open, we are inclined to grant ad-interm relief in terms of allowing them to appear for their additional exams in May as ultimately it is a question of a student’s career,” said the HC.
These students were debarred from giving exams due to low attendance. They were seeking permission to sit for exams in May. According to the rules, the minimum attendance requirement to sit for exams is 50 per cent while the overall average should be 75 per cent.
The lawyer, appearing for the college, said they had given notices for non-attendance to the students. The court, however, said that each petitioner was not given a hearing or a reasoning. “Specific reasons referring to individual cases is required to be given beside the conclusion. The Appellate Authority is also required to consider such appeals, in accordance with law,” said HC.