Principal gets threat call for denying plea

Principal of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College in  the city Prof K V Prabhakara on Friday  alleged that he has been receiving threat calls ever since he refused to allow the students with low attendance to write exams. He has lodged a police complaint.

Disclosing this to media, Prabhakar said as many as 127 students irrespective of streams were denied hall tickets to semester exams as their attendance was below required 75 per cent according to the regulations of University of Mysore. “A man claiming to be a leader of a local organisation issued a murder threat. A complaint has been lodged at Vijayanagar police station,” Prabhakar said.

Of 127 students, 18 are foreigners and their repeated requests to relax the rules was not heard, said Prabhakar maintaining impartial attitude in the issue.

Students and parents are informed about the compulsory attendance during admission itself with clear instructions on the admission form. To make it further transparent, monthly attendance report is sent to every parents through their wards and collected with their signature. 

Still, parents join their children in chorus whenever there is a shortage in attendance.  Giving the split numbers, the principal said of the total students 33 belong to first year, 72 second year and 22 third year.

The college has a total of 2020 students and 121 are foreign students hailing from 15 countries. 

Meera and Manjunath were present.  

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