IIT-Roorkee allows expelled students to give re-examination

Dehradun: The IIT-Roorkee students who were recently expelled for under-performance by the premier institute, were today allowed to appear in a re-examination following court's order.
The expelled students who turned up at the institute to appear in the re-examination were allowed to take the test, Dean (Academic) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Pramod Agarwal said. However, Agarwal could not specify the number of such students.

In a reprieve to the students, Uttarakhand High Court had allowed them to appear in a re-examination scheduled to be held at the institute from today if they wanted and also directed the administration of the premier institute to file a counter-affidavit on a petition challenging its decision to expel them.

The interim order was issued by Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia yesterday on a petition filed by a group of 46 expelled students challenging IIT Senate's recent decision to expel 73 students on the ground that no other IIT in the country had a rule to expel students who score less than five CGPA in semester examinations.

The court has asked IIT-Roorkee administration to file its counter-affidavit before July 21 when the case is scheduled to come up again for hearing, counsel for the students Arvind Vashisth said.
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