Clear confusion over one-time exit scheme today: HC to VTU

Clear confusion over one-time exit scheme today: HC to VTU

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday came down heavily on the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and instructed it to clear the confusion in Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) within 24 hours and inform the court.

The court also said that the vice-chancellor should appear before the court to give an explanation, if the VTU failed to clear the confusion.

Justice Vineet Kothari issued directions while hearing a bunch of petitions filed by Puneeth N V and 28 others, who have moved the court seeking directions to the competent authority to extend the benefits of the one-time exit scheme to them. At present, the scheme is being implemented for non-Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) students.

During the hearing, Justice Kothari observed that court does not want to interfere in the education matters. However, court can not be silent on the injustice to the students in this regard. The VTU should clear the confusion by Wednesday. The institution can not keep students who had backlogs, in the dark. In the interest of their future, it should take immediate decision and solve the issue, the judge observed

The VTU's one-time exit scheme was introduced on September 13, 2017. According to the scheme, the students can go to the next semester irrespective of backlogs and will be allowed to take exams of odd semesters in March and April 2018 only if they are eligible or have less than four backlogs plus no critical subjects.

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