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Noida: 2 Amity Law School teachers resign after student’s suicide

The institute released an interim report on the case prepared by a seven-member fact-finding committee following two meetings held inside the Noida campus of Amity University.

By: Express News Service | Noida |
August 20, 2016 4:23:25 am

Nine days after a student of Amity Law School committed suicide, after being allegedly debarred from his third year examinations over low attendance, two senior faculty members of the institute resigned on Friday morning.

“Both the faculty members have resigned on their own, taking into account the sentiments and emotions of students,” a spokesperson for Amity University said, adding that the two faculty members were B P Singh Sehgal, Director Amity Law School Delhi, and Isheeta Rutabhasini.

Meanwhile, the institute released an interim report on the case prepared by a seven-member fact-finding committee following two meetings held inside the Noida campus of Amity University.

Outlining the nature of its inquiry, the committee, in its interim report, said, “The committee has been constituted to find the circumstances that might have led to incident, administration, etc, to find if there had been any lapses and make recommendations accordingly.”

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Maintaining that the institute had contacted Rohilla and his father regarding his attendance, the interim report said, “On the basis of the above, the committee is of the prima facie view that the college administration and the faculty was following regulations laid down by GGS IPU and Bar Council regarding attendance and also did its best to give extra attendance for extra curricular activities. The college had also fulfilled its duties by continuously informing the student and the father about the shortage of attendance and its consequences leading to detainment.”
It further added that a detailed report will be drawn “after further examination of witnesses and verification of documents”.

“The committee noted that the college authority had been liberal by extending all possible support so as to enable him to appear for the examination; The classroom attendance was only 29 per cent.

“Even by giving additional attendance for activities like moot court competitions, etc, the level of attendance was as low as 43 per cent. His case could not be considered on the basis of 43 per cent attendance, consequent to BCI rules and GGS IP University Regulations,” the interim report read.

It also said that Rohilla and his father were informed about the shortage of attendance on February 4, March 21 and April 28, maintaining that the parents were also asked to meet the college authorities on the issue. “The father in his meeting with Director ALSD and Professsor Emiritus confirmed that he had recieved the mails but did not meet the college officials. It has been noted that the examination started on May 13, 2016. The students and the father were intimated by ALSD on July 11, 2016 about detainment due to attendance shortage, and informed about the opportunity for re-admission in semester-VI,” the report said.

Meanwhile, students of Law Schools continued their attack against the college, alleging that claims that Rohilla’s attendance was low were false.

Students of the institute, on the other hand, continued their attack on the Law School, alleging that claims that Rohilla’s attendance was low were false. “First of all, there is no concept of grace attendance. Attendance even as per Amity is of two types: physical and on duty… As per Amity’s own records, Sushant had 43 per cent physical attendance …If Sushant would have been given attendance on account of his debates and moot exercises, organisation of them, steps taken to gather sponsorships, etc, his attendance would have been more than 80 per cent,” said one of Rohilla’s batchmates from Amity Law School.

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