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Restrain univs from publishing arrears results, says petition
The Madras High Court has been moved seeking to restrain the universities in the State from announcing and publishing results without subjecting students undergo examination for arrears paper especially with a court case pending in this regard.
Seeking to conduct arrears examination by issuing fresh examination notification within a stipulated time and restrain the universities from publishing results until then, the petitioner, B Ramkumar Adityan submitted that University of Madras, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and Madurai Kamaraj University announced arrears examination results without conducting examination.
“Unless this court grants an interim order restraining the universities from publishing the result of the arrears paper of students without undergoing examination, other universities will also publish results.
Exempting students from writing semester exams is one thing and cancelling failed students’ arrear exams and making them pass is entirely a different thing,” the plea contended.
Otherwise, there would be no difference between a student who has one arrear and another who has eight, it said, adding that it would be an injustice to students who have worked hard and cleared all papers. Announcing results without conducting examination for arrears papers violated the principle of equality in education, the plea said.
Many students have more than 10 arrears and scored less than 20 per cent marks in most subjects. It was against natural justice and the spirit of education if the universities declared these students pass just because they have paid the exam fees. Such an action would not only lower the academic standard of the university but also affect its credibility badly, the petitioner said. The plea is scheduled to be taken up for hearing soon.