Students complain of hefty fine by college

According to the students, the college levies a fine of Rs 500 for every single percentage beneath the stipulated minimum of 75 pc prescribed by Bangalore University.

Several students claimed that they had to cough up Rs 5,000 as fine since they were refused hall ticket. Students of New Horizon College, Kasturinagar Campus claimed that the management refused to give hall tickets in spite of submitting medical certificate.

Students also alleged that the management refused to give any receipt for the fine and that they had to collect hall tickets, only after paying the fine.

“The management had refused to give us receipts for the fine. They gave us the hall ticket only after collecting the money over the counter,” said another student.

‘Political pressure’

However, Mohan Manghnani, Director, New Horizon Group of Institutions has refuted the allegations. “There was political pressure on us to issue hall tickets for a few BBM students. However, the management did not listen to them. That is why students are making these allegations,” he told Deccan Herald. According to Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor N Prabhu Dev, colleges are not permitted to collect fine from students who do not have the required attendance.

Stringent action

“The University would take stringent action against the erring colleges, if any student files a written complaint. We would set up an inquiry committee to look in to the issue,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

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