Can college students be handed on foundation of earlier semester efficiency: HC to Panjab University

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 23

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday not solely requested Panjab University to think about the feasibility of passing the scholars on the premise of earlier semesters’ efficiency, but in addition prolonged the keep on “final examinations” until August 13.

The route by Justice Ritu Bahri got here on a petition filed towards Panjab University and different respondents by Yatin Mehta and different petitioners via counsel Harlove Singh Rajput.

The petitioners had been searching for the quashing of orders and notifications issued between May 26 and June 19, whereby final-year college students had been directed to look for his or her end-semester examinations.

As the case got here up for resumed listening to, Justice Ritu Bahri asserted the varsity may take into account and look at the problem of conducting last 12 months examination, protecting in view the choices taken by the federal government of Maharashtra and the Central University of Tamil Nadu, whereby “they decided to pass the students on the basis of previous semesters’ performance”.

Referring to a associated petition, Justice Bahri noticed a few of the college students must journey from far-off locations resembling Leh and Ladakh to take the ultimate semester examination.

Appearing earlier than the Bench via videoconferencing, the counsel had earlier referred to notification dated June 19 earlier than submitting that the varsity was to conduct the ultimate semester examinations in July.

He had additionally referred to the judgment handed by the Delhi High Court earlier than contending that tips issued by University Grants Commission and the Ministries had been unanimous that there was no compulsion on the varsity to conduct the ultimate 12 months examinations.

He had additional referred to a different notification dated March 18 handed by Symbiosis International (Deemed University), whereby they’d taken a call to not conduct the ultimate examinations. The college students had been to be given grades on pro-rata foundation on their present semester’s inside steady evaluation.

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