70% minimum attendance to sit for exams not mandatory: Delhi H.C.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi University that they cannot force students to fulfill criteria of minimum 70% attendance to sit for exams.

A law student filed a petition in Delhi High Court for not being able to sit for exams due to medical issues. The Court exclaimed “You cannot say students have to have 70% minimum attendance while you teach only 40% of the prescribed study period,”

The high court issued notice to the Center, Bar Council of India, and the university seeking their stand on the student’s appeal against the Judgment of a single judge order of November last year. The Judge dismissed the plea of the student, seeking to allow him to sit for attendance despite a shortage of attendance. The single judge had dismissed the plea on the ground that there was a division bench order of the Delhi High Court which held that in professional courses, the requirement of attaining minimum attendance cannot be challenged or compromised with.

Author: Muskan Dosar, The ICFAI Univerity, Dehradun.