Dyal Singh student in court to prove he passed exams

Dyal Singh student in court to prove he passed exams

 Delhi University is locked in a court battle with a student who alleges that the varsity has submited fake documents, making it out that he has failed to clear the second-year final exam.

Shivam Mehan, a BCom (Pass) student at Dyal Singh College (Morning), was initially detained in the second year due to ‘shortage’ of attendance. And later – though he was allowed to sit for the papers after the Delhi High Court intervened – Delhi University said he was absent during the exam.

According to Mehan, the list of those  who were being kept behind in  second year year over attendance shortage was put up by the college late – by that time he had already written his first paper on May 14.

Mehan first rushed to the principal and then went to court, challenging the college claim that he did not have enough attendance to sit for the exam.

Armed with a Delhi High Court order, he took the remaining papers as well. The Court reportedly also directed that Mehan's exam results should be submitted in a sealed cover before it.

DU countered his claim

The DU result presented before the Court on August 16 said that he had not been successful. According to Mehan's lawyer, DU said he failed because he never even sat for the exam.

Mehan claims that a detailed marksheet with him disproves this. “With great difficulty I finally got my marksheet on September 3, which showed that I passed in all the subjects with a total of 268 out of 500 marks (53.6 per cent),” Mehan said.

DU’s dean of examination H P Singh was not available for comment.  And a counsel, M J S Rupal told Deccan Herald: “I have nothing to comment on this.”

A college professor Naveen Gaur said that during the last semester, only partial attendance list was put up in the college in February. College principal I S Bakshi said 32 detained students were able to get permission provisionally from court to appear for exams. “The examination branch of DU presented the results in court.

Whatever direction we get from DU regarding any of these students, we will do that accordingly,” he said.

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