Poor attendance has put Karnataka II PUC students in trouble as over 4,000 of them have been barred from attending the exam that has begun today. This has wasted the time and money of these Pre-University II students, costing them a complete academic year.
According to reports from the state department of Pre-University Education, 4,204 students with poor attendance have not been allowed to appear for the PU II final exams that have commenced today (March 9).
In comparison with last year, the number of students with attendance shortage has increased manifold this year.
Last Year Stats for Karnataka II PUC Exams
- During the March/ April 2016 final exams, as many as 1,500 students were unable to appear for exams due to the lack of attendance.
- In March/April 2015 exams, 2,050 students were not allowed to sit for the exams.
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How much is the minimum attendance required for Karnataka II PUC?
Rule 21 of Karnataka Education Act, 2006 specifies mandatory attendance of 75 per cent to appear for final examinations. This rule applies even for PU I, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There is a similar direction by the Supreme Court too.
Hall Tickets for Students of Karnataka II PUC
Issuing hall tickets Since 2013, following complaints that a few principals were allowing students with attendance shortage take exams, the department stopped generating admission tickets of such candidates.
"As admission tickets are not generated, principals or other authorities can't allow students with poor attendance take exams. Before 2013, the department generated admission tickets to all students. The principals were authorised to verify attendance and then issue the hall tickets," said an official from the department.
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