Resolved that the following amendments to Ordinance VII and Ordinance IX of the Ordinances of .the University be accepted and recommended to the Executive Council for approval.
Replace the existing attendance rules for the 3-year semester based undergraduate programmes :with the following:
a) A candidate for the Semester I/III/V Examination shall not be deemed to have satisfied the required conditions of attendance unless s/he has attended, in all the subjects taken together, not less than two thirds of the lectures/practical/presentations/tutorials required to be attended. Provided that ,a student of the Semester I/III/V who does not fulfill the required conditions of attendance, as above /but has attended, in all the subjects taken together, not less than 40 per cent of lectures/practical presentations during the respective semester, may at the discretion of the Principal of the College concerned, appear for the ensuing semester examination; but such a candidate shall be required to .make up the deficiency at lectures and practical’s, in the next semester of the same academic year.
Provided that a student of the II/IV/VI semester who does not fulfill the required conditions of attendance as above, but has attended in all the subjects taken together, not less than 40 per cent of the lectures/practical/ presentation/tutorials, held during the respective semester, may at the discretion of the Principal of the College concerned, be allowed to appear at the ensuing examination provided that she/he makes up the deficiency of the said attendance by combining the attendance of the previous semester in the ensuing semester.
Provided further that the Principal of the College concerned may permit a student to appear in an examination notwithstanding that the student has not fulfilled the attendance requirement, if in the opinion of the Principal, such student shall make up the deficiency in the succeeding academic year.
Provided further that a student of the VI semester shall be allowed to appear at the VI Semester Examination, if by combining the attendance of the three academic years, the candidate has put in two-thirds of attendance, in all the subjects taken together, held during the respective years.
b) In the case of a student who:
c) The Principal of a College may consider, on the basis of the Medical Certificates produced exceptionally hard cases of students who had fallen seriously ill or had met with an accident during the year disabling them from attending classes for a certain period, with a view to determining whether the lectures etc. delivered during the said period, or a part thereof, could be excluded for purposes of calculation of attendance of the year and decide each case on its own merits.
d) Colleges shall be required to notify the attendance position of each of its students for each month on the notice board of the College, and clearly indicate the lectures/practical held subject wise and .the numbers attended by each student.
e) A College shall notify on the notice board the final attendance position of each of its students within five days of the dispersal of the classes in the last session of the academic year. Not later than five days, thereafter, a student may, by an application to the Principal of the college, claim benefit of exclusion of lectures under sub-clause (a) above on grounds to be specified and accompanied by the relevant documents. All such applications submitted within time shall be considered and disposed of by the Principal of the College at least 3 days prior to the commencement of the examination, in .which the student is intending to appear.
f) The benefit of exclusion of lectures contemplated in category (c) above, shall in no case exceed 1/3 .of the total number of lectures / practical’s / presentations / tutorials.
g) In the case of a married woman student who is granted maternity leave, in calculating the total number of lectures delivered in the College or in the University, as the case may be, for her course of study in each semester, the number of lectures in each subject delivered during the period of her .maternity leave shall not be taken into account.
h) No person shall be deemed to have satisfied the required conditions in respect of his instructions unless in addition to the requirements regarding attendance and other conditions, he has appeared and satisfied by his performance the Principal of his college in such tests, written and/or oral, as may be held by him in his discretion. The Principal of the College shall have, and shall be deemed always to have had, the power to detain a student in the same class in which he has been studying, or not to send him up for the University Examination, in case he did not appear at the tests aforesaid or his performance was not satisfactory. The Principal of a College/Head of the Institution shall have,power to strike off the name of a student who is grossly irregular in attendance inspite of warning or when the absence of the student is for such a long period that he cannot put in requisite percentage of attendance.