HC Reprieve for Student Short of Attendance

Published: 21st August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2014 04:10 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: The High Court on Wednesday asked city-based engineering college Kammavari Sangh Institute to allow a student whose exam results have been withheld due to insufficient attendance, to continue her course.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Shreya K S, a resident of Jayanagar, who is studying Electronics and Communications at the college. She claimed she had missed college for three months after she met with an accident. She said she was initially barred from appearing for the exams due to attendance shortage, but later told she could write the exams if she cleared an oral test.

When the college changed its stand at the last moment, Shreya moved the High Court and eventually was allowed to appear for the examinations. However, the college then withheld her results. The court has now directed her to produce her original medical certificates.  According to the Visvesvaraya Technological University rules, a student must have at least 75 per cent attendance to appear for the semester examinations. But in special circumstances, the clause can be relaxed.

Notice on Hoarding Rates Stayed

The High Court has stayed a notice issued by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demanding revised fees on hoardings from advertising agencies.

According to a petition filed by a city-based ad  gency, BBMP has been demanding fees as per its revised rate. The petitioner claimed that this rate is yet to be approved by the state government. A proposal on this is pending before the government. The civic body had, in June, decided to revise the rates from `120 to `260 per square metre.


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