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Patna : Sounds strange, but Patna University (PU) is going to hold Degree Part II honours examination soon just for one student of Patna Women’s College. The university will also hold Degree Part III honours examination for 28 students.
PU has already held all its undergraduate examinations and also published the results of Degree Part III honours examinations. But thanks to the intervention of Patna High Court and Supreme Court, the university has been compelled to hold all the examinations afresh for the girls of Patna Women’s College who were not earlier allowed to appear at the regular examinations for want of mandatory classroom attendance.
Patna University (PU) on Wednesday decided to hold fresh examination of Degree Part II and Part III honours courses for the students who had earlier been detained on account of their low classroom attendance. The Supreme Court, in its recent orders, has directed the university to hold fresh examination for all the left-out students.
The university officials at a meeting held here under the chairmanship of vice-chancellor Y C Simhadri discussed the apex court’s directive in detail and decided to hold fresh examination within the stipulated period of four weeks as directed by the court. PU law faculty dean Rakesh Verma, examination controller R K Mandal and Patna Women’s College principal Marie Jessie also attended the meeting.
It may be recalled here that several students of Patna Women’s College were not sent up for university examination on the ground that they had not completed the mandatory 75 percent classes in the entire academic session. The college administration’s decision was challenged in Patna High Court which ordered that PU authorities should exercise their discretionary power of relaxing up to 15 percent shortage of attendance and allow them to appear at fresh examinations to be organized by the university. The high court had also directed PU to publish the results of both the examinations simultaneously.
PU challenged the high court order in the Supreme Court which allowed the university to publish the results of examinations already held but directed the university to hold fresh examination for the left-out students within four weeks from the date of order. PU has already published the results of Degree Part III honours examinations in arts, science and commerce streams.
PU registrar Sanjay Kumar Sinha said that the entire examinations of Degree Part II and Part III honours courses would be held afresh as per the programme to be announced by the university soon.