KOLKATA: Law students of a Bengal college are in a soup after writing love letters and Kishore Kumar songs in answer sheets of semester examinations.
The Examination Committee of Gour Banga University has proposed cancellation of registration of ten students of Balurghat Law College in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal for writing love letters and Kishore Kumar songs in second-semester exams of the college, results of which were declared recently.
Only 25 of the total 182 appeared students passed the examinations.
According to university sources, the accused students would not be given a chance to prove themselves innocent as written proof in the form of the answer sheets is already available with the university authorities.
The final decision for cancellation of registration would be left with the Executive Council of the university which may take a decision during a meeting with the Examination Committee on February 18.
"Studying law is not a matter of joke. The punishment should be exemplary so that others learn a lesson," a Gour Banga university professor said.
Incidentally, it is these 10 students who were at the forefront of an agitation at the Balurghat Law College on January 27 demanding that all students in semester 2 and 4 examinations be passed.
However, they had to budge after the intervention of Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad and local MP Arpita Ghosh.
Sources revealed that out of the 182 appeared in semester 2 examinations, 44 failed in one subject and 22 failed in two subjects but somehow managed to move to next semester. Some 91 failed in more than 3 subjects and have to repeat the semester.
The results for semester 4 were worse. Only 1 student passed in all subjects out of 72 students.