St Stephen’s allows Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma to take semester exams
“The college authorities have taken the decision to allow Suraj to appear for his remaining papers. He will get his admit card before the next paper,” K N Mathew, the college bursar said. A first year student of BA (Honours) Philosophy, Suraj had not been given an admit card for his first semester examination.
Suraj had just 43.89 per cent attendance this semester and had not submitted his assignments.
When asked to submit his assignments, Suraj reportedly said he had misplaced them.
“The college had asked him to submit written assignments, some of which he had given on an earlier occasion. The rest was submitted in the college on Wednesday. After evaluating these, the college has decided to let him appear for the examination,” Mathew said.
Another student of St Stephen’s College, Under-19 cricket captain Unmukt Chand, had to face similar trouble when he was barred from taking the university exams in May owing to shortage of attendance. Unmukt, along with other sports quota students, had then approached the High Court on the issue and the court ruled in their favour.
College officials, however, said Unmukt’s case was different from Suraj’s. According to the university rules,
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