Students protest as faculty levies high-quality over attendance2 min read
Dadar-based Indian Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), the oldest to be run by the Union Ministry of Tourism, has imposed hefty fines on college students falling quick in attendance hoping to take a seat for semester-end exams this month. However, the choice has not gone down nicely with college students who declare the high-quality quantity is simply too excessive. Interestingly, the choice to permit the scholars to take a seat for his or her semester exams after paying a high-quality was taken in session with college students.
The faculty imposed a high-quality of Rs 1,000 per share of the shortfall from the necessary 75 per cent attendance, to seem for the semester-end examination this month. This is relevant to solely these with attendance between 45 and 75 per cent. All these with lower than 45 per cent are debarred from the examination. According to the school administration, half of the coed power within the second and third yr of B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration course is falling within the checklist of defaulters.
A pupil requesting anonymity stated, “Going by this, a student with 50 per cent attendance will have to pay Rs 25,000 in fine to be able to appear for an exam which is unjustifiably high.”
Another pupil who didn’t have the requisite attendance stated, “The practical exam has already started and the written exam will begin from November 17. If we do not pay the fine, we will have to repeat an entire year.”
According to info supplied by the school, out of a complete of 430 college students in Semester V which is in third yr, 207 college students are defaulters whereas in semester III, out of a complete of 460 college students, 204 usually are not assembly the required attendance mandate. Out of the defaulters, there are 36 and 31 college students in Semester V and III, respectively, who’re debarred from examination whereas others will probably be allowed to seem after paying the high-quality.
Principal Nisheeth Srivastava, stated, “The students had been warned after the first defaulters’ list was prepared in September based on August attendance. In October, when a new list was prepared, parents of all defaulters were sent emails that their wards have been debarred from the term-end exam and were advised to come for a meeting.”
While there is no such thing as a rule relating to a high-quality for shortfall in attendance, the choice was taken after dialogue with college students. “The amount ought to be hefty so that students feel the pinch when having to ask their parents for it,” stated Srivastava.