B.A, B.Com Students with low attendance can now apply to IDOL at Mumbai University

The decision came after continuous opposition by students and parents who demanded the University to not refrain the students for giving their semester exams as it would waste a year for the students.

B.A, B.Com Students with low attendance can now apply to IDOL at Mumbai University

Low attendance has been an issue for several college students and various colleges are adamant about the University's ordinance of compulsory 75 per cent attendance for an academic year. Due to which, every year, many colleges deny the defaulters (students with less than 75 per cent attendance) to sit their exams. 

But Mumbai University has announced that the First Year and Second Year B.Com and B.A. students with low attendance can sit their exams by applying to Institute of Distance & Open Learning (IDOL), which is Mumbai University's distance learning programme.

The students from both the streams have been directed to register for the same from May 10.

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Colleges affiliated to Mumbai University including N.M. College, Mithibai College, K.S. Shroff College as well as Wilson College had denied the students to sit for their semester examinations due to low attendance. Along with the students, their parents opposed it too. The Shiv Sena Youth Wing met Dr Arjun Ghatule, Director of Examination and Evaluation Board in order to discuss the issue. In response, the University came to a final decision. 

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According to the University rules, if the student's attendance is less than 75 per cent, then he is not allowed to sit for the examination. But if the student is ill, or the student participates in any competition, then the student is allowed to sit for the examination.

According to the university's circular, students will be required to apply for IDOL from May 10 and the registration will only be available on May 10. For this, students will have to submit their results and a No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the college.

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