MU gives some relief to LLB students

01 October 2009

Mangalore University has given some relief to LLB students who were denied grades as they failed to clear their subjects in semesters in the first attempt.

The university academic council meeting held here on Wednesday has approved the proposal pertaining to the amendment to regulations governing the five year LLB course.

The Times of India first reported how a clause in the regulations had put LLB students in the lurch. Following this there were agitations by the students.

The rule stated that LLB students, who do not clear papers in semesters in the first attempt, were not eligible for grades. It means that even if a student scores above 60%, he/she will not be eligible for first class and will have to be satisfied with a pass class. Interestingly, the varsity authorities first issued the marks cards with grades and later asked the students to surrender the marks cards issued with grades.

Presenting the amendment before the council meeting, Mangalore University V-C K M Kaveriappa said the clause was inadvertently added to the regulations and it was not correct to deny class to students who could not clear all papers in the first attempt.

The amended regulation said while declaring the class, the aggregate marks secured in 1st-6th semesters for BA Law and the aggregate marks in 7th-10th semesters for LLB should be considered irrespective of the number of attempts. However, Kaveriappa said the amended regulation would not apply for declaration of ranks.

About the delay in announcement of second semester results of five year LLB course, registrar (evaluation) Shivalingaiah said the results would be announced within a couple of days and the students taking supplementary examinations would be given additional time to apply.

The council has also approved the proposal to consider the 12 year high school diploma Clonlara School, Michigan, USA, equivalent to two year PUC for admission in arts and commerce programmes. However, it would not be considered as equivalent to PUC for admission in science programmes as the university science faculty dean has sought certain clarifications, he said. The meeting has approved the proposal considering the JOC in mechanical servicing (automobile) to PUC for admission to BBM course. The proposal to establish endowment fund for Kumari U Krishni Bai Gold Medal for the highest scoring woman student in post-graduate course in human consciousness and yoga science was approved by the council.

source times of india


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