Ex­pul­sion of eight stu­dents re­voked at PEC

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■ CHANDI­GARH: Pun­jab En­gi­neer­ing Col­lege Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (PEC) re­voked ter­mi­na­tion of eight stu­dents, who had scored less than 4.5 se­mes­ter grade point av­er­age (SGPA) in the first se­mes­ter ex­am­i­na­tion. PEC had ex­pelled as many as 14 stu­dents, who failed to score the re­quired SGPA.

The decision was taken in the se­nate meet­ing held on Mon­day. Dur­ing the meet­ing, it was de­cided that the ter­mi­na­tion would be re­voked for stu­dents who have scored greater than or equal to 3.5 SGPA.

The se­nate post-grad­u­ate

14 STU­DENTS, WHO FAILED TO SCORE THE RE­QUIRED SGPA IN THE FIRST SE­MES­TER EXAM, HAD BEEN EX­PELLED

com­mit­tee (SPGC) had re­fused to ap­prove the ap­peal of the stu­dents to re­con­sider the ex­pul­sion, as the com­mit­tee mem­bers did not find any merit in the ap­peal. The se­nate held on Jan­uary 23 en­dorsed the decision of SPGC and re­jected the ap­peal.

Look­ing askance at the func­tion­ing of the au­thor­i­ties, a se­nior fac­ulty mem­ber said the au­thor­i­ties for rea­sons best known to them called an­other emer­gent meet­ing of the se­nate on Mon­day to re­con­sider the ex­pul­sion. "It is un­fair on part of the au­thor­i­ties to call a spe­cial meet­ing and re­vok­ing ter­mi­na­tion of only eight stu­dents while ig­nor­ing other six stu­dents," said a fac­ulty mem­ber.

Mean­while, the stu­dent for so­ci­ety de­manded that the au­thor­i­ties should re­con­sider all the stu­dents. Stu­dent for so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Aman­deep Singh said last year stu­dents with 2 SGPA were al­lowed to con­tinue. He said, "There is no rea­son why the au­thor­i­ties can not do the same this year."

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