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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  1. Suhas - April 23, 2009, 6:23 pm

    yes college timings are very bad.. we are not able reach home early and we don have time to study what they thought on that day

  2. amar - April 25, 2009, 1:00 pm

    this is too harsh deciscion taken from vtu against students,and also they have inccluded more tough subjects in 6 sem mech engg course.

  3. anil - April 26, 2009, 4:15 am

    The school time schedule is better than this…………

  4. khan - April 26, 2009, 10:46 am

    The attendance rule is just a excuse for colleges to collect fine. the timings are so bugging that we just walk out for the class which affects our attendance and there after the college takes fine. I guess VTU rules should change.

  5. sandy - April 29, 2009, 11:47 am

    its nt fare to sit idol in class for 6 to 7 hrs….after lunch its 2 difficult to attend classes..i thnk only 2 full days shuld be permitted strictly

  6. irfan - May 1, 2009, 10:49 am

    i want know that the above new attandence rules is applicable to BE OR MBA students

  7. BALA VEERA REDDY - May 1, 2009, 8:28 pm

    fuck u bitchz… whoz gona talk abt all dez reval results..
    dos fuckers wer sittin n drinkin d hot tea provided.. dats al wat dey hav done…
    FuCk ThEm AlL….


  8. BALA VEERA REDDY(former VC of vtu) - May 1, 2009, 8:29 pm

    **** u bitchz

  9. Arun - May 7, 2009, 12:11 pm

    vtu means primary school,nothing else,the teaching faculty themselves don’t wish to maintain 85% attendance.Then how can we students

  10. pranav - May 20, 2009, 9:17 am

    due to the college timing as well the attendance we are suffering very badly. as our college has timing of 8.15 to 4.30 due to this timing we are not able to do any extra curricular activity as well nothing constructive work. on the other hand the college has a attendance requirement of 85%.

  11. Lijo johns.M - May 22, 2009, 1:01 pm

    we hate vtu attendence rule…….
    engineering ise students..
    its only for collecting fine ……..
    for the college faculties

  12. shashank - June 13, 2009, 9:38 am

    ya 85% compulsary attendance is really harsh….hope yhey wil change it….

  13. aniel - July 10, 2009, 8:35 pm

    the exam papers should & must care cheeck!

  14. royal - July 11, 2009, 8:31 pm

    YA i think VTU should reduce the minimum percentage atleast to 75%, then it will be sdufficient & helpfull to all the vtu students

  15. vendetta - September 4, 2009, 5:49 pm

    What was the previous attendance minimum requirement and college hours before they changed to this?

  16. russel - October 19, 2009, 11:09 am

    after year back system its attendance problem vtu is killing students

  17. ranga - November 12, 2009, 7:44 pm

    collage guys are killin studetn by attandence and internals

    all student wil ……………..going to mentals

  18. vikram - November 26, 2009, 8:59 pm

    in my college c.m.i.t the faculty is collecting breakage charges for the labs 100/- per each…for no reason,,,they r reducing the attendence as they wish and collecting fines….totally they collected 2.5 lakhs from e.c.e department( 3rd sem to 8th sem

  19. vinay - November 29, 2009, 3:54 pm

    tell me sir 18th exam will be postphone or not quickly sir because of studing ..

  20. vinod - December 8, 2009, 1:33 am

    how can know i am detained by vtu exam 09-10
    3rd sem detained student can eligible for 4th sem exame

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

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

  22. 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?

  23. 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…

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

    attendance coll timings leave us wit no time 4 self study

  25. 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.

  26. 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:(

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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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…

    These are dark times for engineering students…

  31. 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..

  32. 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……………..

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

    i am feeling so tensed about tis attendence rule… 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

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

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

  35. 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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