As a result, the Karnataka High court has dismissed the plea made by the student and in order to send a strong message to all students who fail to meet the required attendance to appear for the examination it has made the rule more strict 'No Attendance-No Examination'.
The student, in his plea, stated that he got admitted to a second pre-university course in a Bengaluru college for the academic year 2011-12. But his admission was delayed as he was suffering from deficiency of growth hormones, and by the time he started going to the college, 45 per cent of the classes had been completed. He continued to suffer from health complications and could get only 26 per cent attendance, as against the required 75 per cent to be eligible to write the exam.
He was not issued the hall ticket for the PU exam held in March 2013. The exams started on March 14, but he filed the petition on March 18. His advocate argued that the high court had, on earlier occasions, permitted students with a shortage of attendance to appear for special classes conducted by the colleges and issued orders to the state government to allow students to appear for the supplementary exams if the attendance requirement is met through special classes. He requested the court to pass a similar order in the case of the petitioner and allow him to take the supplementary exam in July 2013.
But the college objected, saying that the student had attended only 26 per cent of the classes, and it was not practical to conduct special classes for him.
The court made it clear that the facts involved in the case are not similar to those disposed of by the court on earlier occasions and dismissed the petition.