Students of Delhi University (DU) are now facing the heat from their respective colleges for not meeting the minimum attendance criteria. Sources said that more than 100 students, whose attendance was below 66.67 per cent, have been detained across all colleges in the
While some colleges such as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) College have detained 48 students, Dyal Singh College has detained 55 students across 15 courses.
“We have detained 48 students this semester across all courses. Their continuation in the college is subject to two conditions — if they have cleared their first semester papers, then they will come back next year when the incumbent batch reaches the second semester. But if the student has not cleared his first semester papers, but has been detained in the second semester too, he will lose his seat in the college,” said SK Garg, principal, DDU College.
While the figure was much higher in the previous semester (close to 350 students were detained across the university), the teachers said that students had understood the enormity of the situation, as a result of which, the figure was lower this time.
Some other colleges such as Lady Sri Ram (LSR) claimed that students would be detained as per university guidelines even though the number remained undisclosed.
“There are a few cases where students have not met the criteria wherein the attendance has to be above 66.67 per cent. We will be detaining them,” said Kanika Khandelwal, professor, LSR College.
The university officials said that fate of the 100-odd students who faced detention, was now dependent on whether or not they had cleared their first semester exams. “Across the board, there may be close to 100 students who have been detained for shortage of attendance. Now, colleges will have to see the cases where students have or have not cleared their first semester papers and then these students will have to re-apply for admission with the new batch,” said a DU official.