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DU Lenient On Students Shortage In Attendance,Why?

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A student from Pakistan, aged 25 who had been prohibited by the University of Delhi (DU) to appear in the third year exam, may have a ray of hope as the concerned department is reviewing his case. A student of Germanic and Romance Studies named Gagan, who is a resident of Swat Province of Pakistan said that he was earlier refused to appear for the exams due to shortage of attendance.

The sources say that the student's attendance is very poor for last two years. However, the department is now playing some leniency in his matter. According to official records, he was unable to attend the classes out of poor health. Besides his visa expires next year and if he fails to take exams, then his studies in India would remain incomplete.

As per the rules of the university, the minimum attendance requirement to appear for exams is 66%. However, students with attendance between 40% to 66% are permitted to take exam, provided they sign up an undertaking to make up for short attendance in the next semester. But still Gagan's attendance is below the rated average percentage.

Gagan, who was enrolled in the undergraduate French Course at DU in 2007, took his first year exam in 2008 and the second year exam in 2009. But later, as he suffered from Jaundice, he could not appear for the exam in the year 2010. Though Gagan had submitted the medical certificates, yet he had been approaching all the DU offices seeking permission to appear for the examination this year.

Sources from the Germanic department said that Gagan has managed to extend his visa till October 2012. The office of the dean of examination stated that if the college and the department have no problem, why should they be objecting? They have sent his file back to the department for reconsideration. He may still have some hope. Gagan's visa gets expired on October, 2012, and if he is not allowed to take the exam, his complete five years of studies will be wasted as he will not be able to hold a degree.

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