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HC directs IIT to release B Tech student's result

December 18, 2005 20:28 IST

The Delhi High Court has asked Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi to declare the result of a B Tech student which was withheld on the ground that she failed to complete 400 hours of practical training in eight weeks.

Setting aside a single Judge's order upholding IIT's decision, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Markendaya Katju
and Justice Madan B Lokur held the candidate had successfully completed her practical training.

The Bench asked the IIT mangement to forthwith issue her a certificate of B Tech in Chemical Engineering if she
had cleared other examinations.

The petitioner Shefali Pathak had completed 400 hours of training in just 40 days and not in eight weeks as required
under IIT norms. The stipulated period of practical training in an industry working from Monday to Saturday is 50 hours a week which in effect worked to 400 hours spread over eight weeks, IIT had contended.

In case of industries functioning only five days a week, the candidates are advised to complete the 400-hour of
training in the same duration of eight weeks. However, the petitioner had undergone practical training for 400 hours spread over 40 days in an indusry which functions seven days a week, which IIT did not approve.

The IIT mangement refused to declare her results on the ground that she did not comply with the norms and issued
an order asking her to complete eight weeks of training.

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