No leave under Sikkim University’s new rules; Students vexed

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Sikkim Mail

Gangtok, September 1:

The students of Law College, Gangtok have strongly opposed the new leave rules of Sikkim University (SU). SU issued a notice dated 30th August according to which no attendance will be given to any students on the basis of medical ground and no such application will be entertained by the Principal in charge or by the class teacher at any cost except if the student is interested to apply for zero semester.

Considering the notice issued by SU, a press conference was held today here in the capital by Binod Chettri, a student of Law College. Addressing the media Chettri said that SU should amend the rules and leave should be granted to the students not only in medical ground but on other ground as well. He added that the notification published by SU is totally against the interest of the students. Sikkim University should think about the problems of students before taking out any such rules. SU has to give relief in case of medical problems and genuine problems after proper verification.

Chettri further said that the students studying under SU will not be accepting the rules of Sikkim University at any cost.

When queried that the notification had already reached all colleges affiliated to SU and has also been discussed with the students, Chettri said that if SU fails to amend the rules then the students will be carrying out
protest rally across state or may even call for strike.

Chettri appealed the authorities of Sikkim University to consider the students’ grievances and amend the rules before implementation. According to rules of SU students must avail 75% attendance in college to appear for the semester but the new regulation framed currently completely overlaps the earlier decision of SU authorities. Students are also human beings and may fall ill at any point of time but according to the recent notification students have to complete all their problems with in 25% relaxation availed which is too much of tyranny of the SU.

Furthermore the press conference was also attended by Bhim Shankar Pradhan and Dinesh Subba.



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