Sibal urges College to allow Unmukt to write exams

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Published: Friday, August 31, 2012, 14:33 [IST]
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Let Unmukt write his exams, urges Sibal

New Delhi, Aug 31: A new twist to Unmukt Chand's academics row, as HRD Minister Kapil Sibal steps in to solve the issue, urges St. Stephens College Principal to allow the 19-year old to write the University exams.

Unmukt Chand, who led India to its third U-19 World Cup title was denied promotion from college following shortage of attendance.

According to College rules, a student should record a minimum of 33.3% attendance, which includes all exemptions in order to take the exams, but Unmukt has not attended those classes due to his cricketing assignments.

Earlier, skipper MS Dhoni and Sports Minister Ajay Maken also wanted the College to encourage sportspersons, as they voiced their opinion on the same issue.

When it looked like Unmukt Chand, who had to give his I BA exams, would lose a year due to lack of attendance, with Kapil Sibal, Ajay Maken and others stepping in the situation seems to be under control.

"I have requested Walson Thampu if he could use his discretionary powers to ensure that Unmukt could sit for his university exams," said Kapil Sibal on Friday.

"He said he was bound by university rules and then I requested the Vice Chancellor if he could use his emergency powers. He agreed to it and said he would be positively inclined," the minister said.

Further he added that there should be provisions under University rules and regulations where such emergency powers can be used for special cases like Unmukt Chand's episode.


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