Dehradun, Jul 16: The IIT-Roorkee students who were recently expelled for under-performance by the premier institute, were on Thursday allowed to appear in a re-examination following court's order.
"The expelled students who turned up at the institute to appear in the re-examination were allowed to take the test," Dean (Academic) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, Pramod Agarwal told PTI on the phone. [IIT-Roorkee expels 73 students for under-performance in 1st year]
However, Agarwal could not specify the number of such students. In a reprieve to the students, Uttarakhand High Court had allowed them to appear in a re-examination scheduled to be held at the institute from today if they wanted and also directed the administration of the premier institute to file a counter-affidavit on a petition challenging its decision to expel them.
The interim order was issued by Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia yesterday on a petition filed by a group of 46 expelled students challenging IIT Senate's recent decision to expel 73 students on the ground that no other IIT in the country had a rule to expel students who score less than five CGPA in semester examinations.
The court has asked IIT-Roorkee administration to file its counter-affidavit before July 21 when the case is scheduled to come up again for hearing, counsel for the students Arvind Vashisth said.