Students protest VTU attendance rules

Report by Times Of India. What do you feel about the new regulations, comment and share your thoughts.

BANGALORE: Hundreds of R V College of Engineering students staged a protest in front of the Visvesvaraya Technological University regional office on Saturday against the new rules increasing minimum attendance to 85 per cent and the college hours.
This comes a couple of days after M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology students launched a signature campaign against the rules.
The students urged the university to revoke the rules with immediate effect. “Making 85 per cent attendance compulsory is too harsh. Besides, the new college timings, from 9 am to 4 pm, leave us with no time for other activities,” students complained.
VTU Regional Officer Jayaprakash said 85 per cent minimum attendance rule is applicable to I and II semester students only. As regards the 9 am to 4 pm rule, he said the timings were extended to facilitate better interaction between students and the faculty. “The rule will be examined and colleges informed about any change,” he added.
Later, students told the Sunday Times of India that it was very strenous to attend classes from 9 am to 4 pm. “We have virtually no time for sports, entertainment or cultural activities. Students are not free on Saturdays also. Besides, there is no time for preparing for any competitive examinations or higher studies abroad,” they said and added that the old system provided for a five day week including two full days and three half days.
When contacted, Jayaprakash said the 9 am to 4 pm rule was being reexamined. The 85 per cent rule was applicable only to first and second semesters, he clarified.

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37 Comments

  1. abcd - February 1, 2010, 10:26 am

    ban vtu. ihad to pay 35000 though i had 69% in two subjects.

  2. Admin - February 1, 2010, 5:16 pm

    seriously, if you guys can’t even maintain 85% attendance, you’re not fit to be in engineering or any other degree for that matter.. out of 50 classes in total, 85% is just 43 classes… if you can’t attend that much, then you guys better stay at home… and that “fine” which your colleges are collecting is their problem. it is nowhere related to vtu.. vtu does not prescribe any fines

    • John - September 14, 2012, 5:20 pm

      If our professors taught us something useful other than just reading out stuff, writing the same on the board and giving us the same notes to study, I don’t mind 85% attendance, otherwise whats the point, we anyway get either FC or FCD. They are more interested in finishing the portion than in teaching us something useful. Anyway we do self study in most of the subjects, so aren’t classes a waste of time?

  3. muktha - February 3, 2010, 6:00 pm

    attendance coll timings leave us wit no time 4 self study…it is mere torture frm coll n lect’s…is a professional course,no1 has to do sppon feedin,v can do it ourself n v dont want some inexperienced lect’s blabbin wit dirty englishtat they speak….vtu instead has to make up a proper selection criteria 4 the teachers if they really want to improve the standards…

  4. muktha - February 3, 2010, 6:05 pm

    attendance coll timings leave us wit no time 4 self study

  5. abcd - May 21, 2010, 4:36 pm

    our college, the great RGIT is the sickest college i ve ever seen in life collecting 2000 fine per subject even if v ve 80% of attendance.They are supposed to take min of 50 classes but they hardly conduct 30 classes n on top of that collect fine from us.

  6. sachin - May 27, 2010, 6:41 pm

    time xtension and 85% attendance has only give chances for college to earn money . students are being looted on name of attendance shortage.(rs 500/- for 1 % attendance)no hall ticket is issued till fine is not paid.

    • aaaa - May 20, 2011, 8:31 pm

      sachin yo shld be happy coz ur coll is collecting Rs.500/-
      but my coll is asking Rs.1000/- per subject:(

  7. star - August 7, 2010, 1:51 pm

    ya dey ve to change d rules or v ve to break d rules

  8. SANDEEP.S - May 24, 2011, 8:02 pm

    am a student pursuing my mba at sjbit,kengeri i am facing a problem related to my attendance am having attendance above 75%. out of 7 subjects two are above 85% three subjects above 80% and two subjects with 78% and 79%. i have provided medical certificate claiming for one week attendance but hod is not considering it even though she has considered others medical certificate. she has also fined me with 5000 rupee as fine. please help as i am facing injustice pls help me or guide me.who ever concerned pls help me as i don’t want to face further complications in my studies as she is incharge of giving internal marks. pls help requesting who ever concerned pls

  9. joy - June 29, 2011, 9:48 pm

    better try to interact with students of vtu, than to show off attitude as lecturers,seniors,. only for some days they will be as student in that college, not for life time they will be as student in that college. better lecturer treat their students as there own children for little days in that vtu colleges, than treating them as others children. better think about no students in vtu then no salary for lecturers. student money is lecturer salary. its only selected student come to education as student for some limited time, they need trimming, you r getting payed for trimming from their parent or guardian.
    anywayz thanks and sorry.

  10. Giridhar - August 29, 2012, 7:06 pm

    VTU HARASSMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s a plot to increase the fine revenue for the engineering colleges who are behind this………..
    NSSR will not be issued to the respective students if he or she pays the prescribed fine…
    MUST PROTEST AGAINST THIS CORRUPTION IN VTU……..

    These are dark times for engineering students…

  11. nandu - October 18, 2012, 6:58 pm

    we are not comfortable with the timings of the college, tht is from 8 to 4 .and den reach home by 6:00. and no holiday on saturdays… and den no time to study and other activities.! apart from this ,the attendence is 85% compulsory ..which is even more bad..!it mst be changed..

  12. harsha - November 2, 2012, 7:14 pm

    Its very difficult to attend continuous classes and 85% attendance is very difficult to maintain, pls review these rules……………..

  13. surya - November 9, 2012, 5:57 pm

    i am feeling so tensed about tis attendence rule…..my attendenc is very less because i am not able to reach college on tim everyday because my home is very far frrom coleg guys i am really tensed dont know wat to do……i can see my futur dark ……tis s only my third sem…….i wish i never took admission in vtu…….hate u vtu just ruining our coleg lifes

  14. adarsh raj - December 24, 2012, 7:06 pm

    vtu is now a money collecting factory, some senceless persons running it.

  15. adarsh - December 24, 2012, 7:16 pm

    vtu is now considering money only ,thank god sir M.V. not alive 2 see ………..

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