New Delhi: The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) speaks against the decision of the university administration asking them to post the attendance percentage of the students on their college website form second semester.

The association has asked the university professors to submit the attendance percentage report of their students to the college or the university administration only at the end of every semester.

With a view to avoid the situation when a student could be barred from appearing in examination due to shortage of attendance, the university had issued a notice of this effect to all the colleges.

The university administration is of the view that when the students are not allowed to appear in examinations on this ground, it sparks off a series of allegations and counter allegations between the teachers and the students.

The notice said, the attendance report must be uploaded on the college websites so that not only the students, but even their parents will also be able to get access to the information. 

DUTA president Dr Amardev Sharma says, “This decree issued by the university administration is legally wrong. A proposal related to academic improvement must be passed by DU Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC).”

He further added that the professors were already facing additional work pressure due to growing number of students under the OBC quota. Also, the university was not filling the vacancies for the posts of the professors.

The new facility provides an opportunity to the students that if there is any mistake in their attendance roll, they can register their complaint in this regard to get it rectified. This will also improve the student's class attendance and he/she will not face a situation when they will be barred from appearing in their examinations.