Delhi University has informed the Delhi High Court that it will permit those students to appear in examinations who were debarred from taking them last year due to lack of required attendance.

The university made this submission before the Court in response to a petition by two students of Dyal Singh College here seeking quashing of the decision of the university and the college not to promote them to the third semester (second year) of the undergraduate courses and not declaring their results for the third semester (second year) examinations in which they were allowed to appear.

The university informed the Court that it had issued a notification on February 18 in which it said that “it will permit students who were unable to appear in the I or II annual examination in April or May 2012 due to lack of required attendance to simultaneously appear for the ensuing I or II or III annual examination, as the case may be. Modalities of internal assessment shall follow.”

“With respect to students who appeared in their I or II annual examination in April or May 2012 and whose marks or results were declared but subsequently were not allowed to be promoted to I or II year due to lack of required attendance, the university shall permit promotion if the promotion requirements are satisfied.”

Appearing for the petitioners, Vipin Singh Bansal and Harish Kumar, R. K. Saini submitted that the action of the college and the university authorities was illegal, unjust, unwarranted and without jurisdiction.

Taking note of the university submission, Justice G. S. Sistani disposed of the petition on Wednesday.

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