Dehradun, July 15
The Nainital High Court has ordered that all 73 expelled students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, be allowed to appear in back paper or improvement examinations.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, had recently expelled 73 students for underperformance as they failed to secure the minimal Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5 in the first year of their BTech programme. In order to ensure quality education, a rule that mandates expulsion of students scoring less than five CGPA for two consecutive semesters was framed last year.
Following this, the expelled students moved the High Court.
The IIT management argued in the court that there had been instances in the past when students had been expelled for poor performance. Justice Subhash Dhulia of the High Court ordered that the expelled students be given a chance to appear in improvement examinations. The IIT was also told to file a counter affidavit by July 20.
Courtesy: The Tribune