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GNLU admin leaps in to help students out of detention limbo after retrospective rule change

GNLU helps out students caught in a lurch
GNLU helps out students caught in a lurch

GNLU Gandhinagar has cleared the exam applications of two detained students yesterday, minutes after /Legally India/ reported yesterday that the students were in detention limbo due to administrative inaction for weeks.

Until yesterday, the two students stood to lose a year due to alleged administrative inaction following a retroactive rule change. The students were detained in the third year of BALLB for the second consecutive year in August 2016, despite the existence of a university regulation at the time they had failed their exam enabling them to potentially be promoted this year. However, the rules were changed in February 2016 that retakes would only be allowed after two instead one year of detention.

GNLU’s academic council had allegedly been sitting on their application to take the repeat exam since July. We reported on the inaction yesterday evening after having requested a comment from GNLU director Bimal Patel yesterday morning.

Less than a hour after publication of the story, the students received the following message from the registrar:

[…] As approved by the Academic Council and in view of the amendment in the regulation 27 (b) (vi), you are being offered a repeat exam of 100 marks in the relevant papers. The schedule of this repeat exam is available on the university website. […]

It is understood that the exam will be held between 15 and 18 September, according to GNLU’s website.

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