When investigated about this, one of the students said, “The University has released a circular on the policy in September 2002 making it mandatory for all students to clear their BE Degree within eight years of enrollment. However, in 2009, it released a circular explaining the policy and also stated that it will be applicable from year 2004-05 and onwards. But now the University is not allowing us to appear for the exam."
Most of the colleges who are ignorant about the rule, have admitted students who have already completed eight year. Another student said, “Some colleges even allowed students to write the third year exam which are conducted internally. However, in the final year, when the forms were to be sent to the university, they rejected our applications. Colleges have been asked to stop issuing hall tickets to students who have completed eight years."
These details were taken by the police of Azad Maidan before letting the students off. Also the delegation of students has met the Vice-Chancellor, Rajan Welukar on Monday. While MU claimed that not more than 300 students would have affected, students claim that the numbers might go up to 1,000.
The dean of Technology, S.K.Ukrande said, “The University is also collecting data from colleges to find the numbers of students who have completed eight years in BE. There is only one circular which was released in 2002 and was amended later in 2004. However, the eight-year policy is still remained. The University took a decision in an academic council meeting in April-May this year as not to give any additional attempts to such students. Students keep asking for extra attempts even when they have exhausted them."
What do you say - Is this protest meaningful according to you? What should be the decision of the University? Will the students be given a chance?