Expulsion of eight students revoked at PEC
■ 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."