JNU makes minimum 75% attendance compulsory, JNUTA boycotts 

The centre/school office will maintain the attendance records and a copy of the sheets will be submitted every month, it added.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: January 12, 2018 11:35 am
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Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has on Thursday made minimum 75 per cent attendance compulsory for all students. However, in case if a student is absent on valid medical grounds then 60 per cent attendance will suffice.

The circular issued by Assistant Registrar(Evaluation) Sajjan Singh, based on recommendations of the compulsory attendance committee, said, for students of BA, MA, MSc, MTech, PG diploma, MPhil, Phd and all part-time programmes a minimum of 75 per cent attendance in a course is mandatory for appearing in the end-semester examination.

“If a student of part-time programme, BA, MA, M Sc, M Tech, PG diploma, M Phil and Phd coursework is absent on valid medical grounds, a minimum 60 per cent attendance will suffice,” it said.

When contacted, Sajjan Singh was not available for comments. The committee, whose recommendations have been accepted, has also said at least two contact/interaction sessions with the supervisor in a month is mandatory.
“MPhil and PhD students who are absent from the university on valid academic grounds must have prior approval from supervisor/chairperson of the centre concerned and the competent authority,” the circular said.

The MPhil and PhD students have also been granted 30 days leave in an academic year with the supervisor’s permission. “An attendance sheet which has been attached with the circular will be completed for each lecture/practical/lab by course instructor/teacher. The sheet will be submitted by the teacher on the same day at centre/school office,” the circular said.

The centre/school office will maintain the attendance records and a copy of the sheets will be submitted every month, it added.

JNU Teachers Association on Wednesday announced its decision to boycott the compulsory attendance for students and said it was “unproductive” and “meaningless” form of bureaucratic work for teachers.

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  1. AMITAVA BISWAS
    Jan 14, 2018 at 11:19 am
    Good step. Today I read a DU graduate was arrested for duping people in Delhi. Huge foreign fund may make student obident to foreign interest work. These are the reason they bunk class and go out side for foreign aided secrect picnic. After graduation they learned nothing and start duping people in various way.
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    1. Vish Dash
      Jan 14, 2018 at 7:47 am
      What a shame that student Unions started deciding on the Rules of education.They break all the rules of ins ute and still want to be student of that ins ute .Don't want to go to college and want Degree.Let them sit home and do external courses and give opportunity to genuine students.
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      1. Bala Sethuram
        Jan 13, 2018 at 6:35 am
        Oh shock and horror. What? Students have to study? Sit for exams? Attend classes? Really? Dictatorial. Modi must be blamed for Dalith sufferring. Democracy is at stake!
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        1. Vadarevu Bhagirath Kumar
          Jan 13, 2018 at 4:58 am
          JNU all universities should increase attendance percentage to 75 and see that the students get through degree, PG courses, but without attendance it is difficult to pass the weak students.
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          1. Indian Singh
            Jan 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm
            STUDENTS and TEACHERS of JNU not wanting any attendance record is silly. .......... A 100 PER-CENT SUBSIDISED INSTI-TUTION must have record of attendance of students so that AAM TAX PAYERS of INDIA can be sure that the TAX they pay is not swindled by the JNU STUDENTS and TEACHERS. ................... Else all the JNU STUDENTS and TEACHERS must STOP taking all SUBSIDIES. STUDENTS must pay FEES from which the teachers are PAID RY and HOSTEL FEE to maintain HOSTELS.
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