Recently, the winning U-19 captain and dashing batsman Unmukt Chand was involved in a public spat with the Delhi University regarding his exams. We should fix a minimum percentage of attendance; support all and not just Unmukt Chand with no change for 'few'. Special tutorial classes should also be conducted to cover up the syllabus that has been missed in such special cases.
WE SHOULD not change our rules to our liking and disliking. Rules shoudl be uniform for all throughout the country.
The latest case of Unmukt Chand, the captain of the winning Under 19 Indian cricket team, which won the World Cup in Australia, was denied permission by St Stephen's College to appear for his exams. This issue took on the shape of a debate beween Sports vs Academics - though finally Unmukt Chand got thenod from the HRD Ministry. A 1987 HRD order states that sportspersons should get special leave for sports activities.
Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal took up the issue strongly with the College Principal and the Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, who were bound by the Rules and the Regulations of the College/ University. However, they agreed to forward the case to the Sports Ministry for special permission. As per the HRD Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal, such emergency powers can be used in special cases in national interest.
To avoid such controversy at any later stage, we should fix a minimum percentage of attendance. Rules once made should be strictly adhered to by all.